So I walk into the greenhouse interested in my sphagnum. I noticed that there were a few strands growing very far up the side of the culture, and I thought to myself that it would be pointless to just keep the culture and never harvest a ton from it since its fully grown to its container. I pull out a bunch of strands and get ready to pick one of the containers up when I see something jump in the container over!
I ran in the house to get the camera. Before he got accidentally squished with the lens (and yes, it ruined the camera)...
Here's where my closeup started going too far...
I was surprised he was still in there! Just kidding about the squishing part. The camera is okay, thank god!... And the frog is fine too. Makes me worry about when he's big... I don't want to have frogs screaming in my greenhouse. These guys are as loud as ten cows, seriously. It's the only frog I have ever heard around here. I don't want him to end up in a pitcher either, or attract snakes in or whatever. Maybe I should just take him out now? He must be finding a ton of bugs in there. Each pitcher on some of my plants has 100+ ants in it. I found a massive, white spider in one of my ventrata pitchers I was about to cut off, then decided to let it stay.
Id let him stay. . . your Nep nursery regularly posts pictures on facebook of frogs poking their heads out of Nepenthes pitchers, so I don't think it's a problem.
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The scientific name for species use italics on both the genera and species name. Except for a few natural hybrids that were described as species originally such as N. x trusmadiensis, note the x is not italicized as it was added later when found to be a natural hybrid. AND a handful of old victorian hybrids like N. x dyeriana
Registered cultivar uses capitals and single quotes such as N. 'Scarlet Splash'
Hope I got that all correct...
Joseph had a sticky thread somewhere on nomenclature which probably goes into more depth.
Plants which are not officially registered like N. predator are sometimes written like that, or as N. Predator, or as N. "Predator" (note I italicized the N. since it is technically correct but you often don't see it done). There are no formal rules so you most likely will see it written various ways by different people. The only rule is to NOT use the official rules described above for species, natural hybrids described as species, victorian hybrids or registered cultivars....
Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?
i found a toad in my bog garden today n it made me think of ur lil froggy nice video! he seems quite at home