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    Josh: All these centuries and no one's done much on nep fluids and pH? I see an opportunity for fame... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] Yeah that's way I was tending more towards the neps as they are the easiest to observe, I don't have to have a plant that's putting out new leaves every 5 minutes.

    RL7836: That does sound interesting...I will go and have a poke at my dosera to see if I have enough to test/lose *ouch*

    Treaqum: I meant the project part. Thanks.

    I will have to really consider these ideas. I think I'm going to have to present my ideas to my sponsor next Monday...so better get poking! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    Wonder what other things I could test for in Nepenthes fluid... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img] Presence of enzymes/viscosity of fluid/murkyness...or visibilty through fluid? N'one got experience with those experiments?

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    To make the results meaningful, you need replication and controls and that can add up to a lot of plants.

    How about a study of sphagnum moss growth? You could measure growth rates as a function of species, lighting, water quality, nutrient availability, or any number of things that are simple to manage. Results are easily measured as changes in volume or dry weight. You could grow a lot of pots of the stuff in a little space. It won't be as cool as working with Neps, but it'll be more scientific. Grow the Neps as a hobby, but don't complicate your life by trying to squeeze a meaningful scientific experiment out of them.
    Bruce in CT

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    Charles Clarke has done PH testing in the wild only on a handful of Bornean species (N. bicalcarata, mirabilis and ampullaria) in his Nepenthes of Borneo book. If I recall correctly N. ampullaria had the lowest PH of the few he tested.

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