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    Pretty cool! I never knew that! A Cp that is becoming a meal for it's meal!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    It is a pretty incredible thing isn't it?

    It harkens to the Bical and it's symbiotic relationship with golden ants... pretty cool stuff...

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    That is really incredible! Amazing how a plant could evolve to do that. tx for the article, PLB(jk, I mean RP! :cheesy: )
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    I found an article in New York Time talking about the N. Albomarginata. The article titled: A Plant Gets Picky. As you know this Nepenthes species only feed upon termites and nothing else. But you might be interested in. Writing in the journal Nature, the researchers, from Germany and Burnei, say that unlike other pitcher plants, for which the main attractant is nectar, N. Albomarginata most important feature appears to be a ring of tiny white hairs around the pitcher lip. One reasearcher noted that the hairs were missing from those pitcher that were filled up with termites. But theres more but I go to go.

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    ummm... eplants? That is what the article was about that I linked to in the first post of this thread! [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]


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    But Rampuppy, did you know that at least 22 termites fall into the trap per minute?

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    Considering these findings, people who grow albomarginata should see if they can find termites to feed it, if it has evolved over eons to eat only this insect.
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