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    The plants are fine, they were fully formed and open pitchers, kind of big. I'm guessing it was an animal, must be a coon, or something big at least. The picked up a big azalea pot and pulled the plant out, knocked the pot over, and put the plant roots down on the deck. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] Weird. I'd say maybe they were thirsty and wanted the water...but it's been raining a bunch here and with all the trays of water, why even bother with the plant?

    We do have wasps everywhere though.
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    Weird conversation. For stuff like s.purpurea and s.catesbaei, I do enjoy popping the top when they're inflated and about to open. I was definetly a bubble-wrap popper as a kid.

    It sounds like the kids pulled it up, ripped it up, and used it as confetti. What punks! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]
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    Wickedthistle: www.snapbubbles.com

    Vs. My own Theory. I'm not to sure that hot air expanding would shred a pitcher. You see. The top would just open *shrugs* I TRIED! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

    Hehe. I like your idea better.

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    Here's a far fetched idea:

    A huge storm passed through your area causing the air pressure outside to lower a lot. The cavity in the newly forming pitcher is sealed, so the air inside it can't be exchanged with the outside. The low air pressure outside causes the air inside the pitcher to expand until the pitcher bursts like helium filled balloon when it get too high in the atmosphere.

    I doubt anything like this could happen, but hey, you never know. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img]

    EDIT: Another idea:

    A punk kid looks at the puffed up new pitcher and wonders if it would pop like a paper bag. Thus he gets his two hands and smacks them together with the pitcher in between. I think that's a less far fetched idea.

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    IT doesnt explain the plant smitherenes everywehre, Joel. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Guys, I don't think it had to do with any pressure thing or squeasing:
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    The plants are fine, they were fully formed and open pitchers, kind of big. [/QUOTE]
    The pitchers were open already. That indicates that either a) something inside the exploded, and blew out the pitcher or b) they were just shredded and scattered (I think b in more likely)
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    Hehehe, very interesting theories guys. I'm still thinking it's either the raccoons, or maybe a big bug got in and REALLY wanted out. I'd think it would be possible for a wasp or large bee to be able to get through the pitcher if it really wanted to. Didn't look like bite marks still. I'll just have to keep an eye on it.
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    if they are outside could bears get them
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