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    Talking Bird droppings Nepenthes lowii

    Recently I purchased a Nepenthes lowii and after reading that in the wild they mostly feed on bird droppings would I be crazy to give mine the odd piece of budgie poop and would it do the plant any good?
    Well I was just wondering!
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    that was an hypothesis. now, it's been verified that shrews poop into the pitchers.
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    Could be that the poo's worth would be in the specific diet of the animal and fauna around the lowii.
    I wonder if there is any meat in a shrew's diet. Even weirder to think the shrew eats the exudate off the pitcher lid and craps in the pitcher.
    Good growing, Jack
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    what would be funnier is if the exudate had laxitive properties....
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    The real truth of carnivorous plant, they will eat anything for living.

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    Two Nepenthes and one spoon?
    Good growing, Jack
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    Two Nepenthes and one spoon?
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