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    Nepenthes Specialist nepenthes gracilis's Avatar
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    Nepenthes fluid is very nasty. Particulary as N. truncata was to me. I got some on my cheek a while ago while "sloshing" some prey around to drown, then and a little drop shot up and landed on my cheek...I thought nothing of it and continued to swirl the pitcher....minutes later my cheek was itchy and burning...next thing I know I had a red spot. I'd hate to get that in your eyes if it did that to my cheek! If N. truncata did that think of what N. rajah would do!

    Hmm....maybe we could sell it as face wash? "Works in minutes to clear up that dirty face!"




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    Is it really that bad? Haven't some of us drank nep fluid?
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    nepenthes gracilis, what species of nep are you talking about? the fluid in my neps never hurt me, its like water. i wish i can have a nep that can create enzymes like that, better to feed bugs to . Zongyi
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    oh, wait, i reread your post. its a truncata. sorry Zongyi
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    I drank fluids from a N. ampullaria pitcher before, but the pitcher was unopened. As you can see, I am still alive, I think...

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    That's an UN-opened pitcher with no acidic activity yet. It didn't really hurt me just left an irritation like I stated earlier. The skin on your face is quite sensitive so it didn't surprize me. Went away within a few hours tho. I would highly suggest don't get it in your eye tho. I measured the pH of some digestive juices and ym meter was reading around 3-4 pH. So it looks pretty nasty to me.

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    Ive read that some people have drank the fluids from Nep pitchers well after opening, bugs and all *gag* I dont grow Neps myself so I dont have any experience with their fluid, its interesting to know its that volitile though. Learn something new every day gotta love the forums hehe.

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    Quote (vft guy in SJ @ Oct. 16 2003,02:55)
    Ive read that some people have drank the fluids from Nep pitchers well after opening, bugs and all *gag* I dont grow Neps myself so I dont have any experience with their fluid, its interesting to know its that volitile though. Learn something new every day gotta love the forums hehe.

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