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    Garbage disposer.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cockroach View Post
    More importantly, what can I feed them to?
    Spoken like a true CPer. lol.

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    Mozzies for sure. Your S. purpurea or Neps should eat 'em but if they don't how will you get them out of the pitchers?
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    i thought mosquito larvae are resistant to the digestive juices in Nepenthes?

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    thought mosquito larvae are resistant to the digestive juices in Nepenthes?
    erm those are presumably special species that have adapted to exploit that resource... in Borneo. Doubtful mosquito larvae here, especially ones from Boston, would harbor similar adaptations, as there is no selective pressure in the wild to adapt to Nepenthes' digestive juices in the Americas
    that makes no logic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch View Post
    erm those are presumably special species that have adapted to exploit that resource... in Borneo. Doubtful mosquito larvae here, especially ones from Boston, would harbor similar adaptations, as there is no selective pressure in the wild to adapt to Nepenthes' digestive juices in the Americas
    Well put, Finch. Darwin would have been most impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch View Post
    erm those are presumably special species that have adapted to exploit that resource... in Borneo. Doubtful mosquito larvae here, especially ones from Boston, would harbor similar adaptations, as there is no selective pressure in the wild to adapt to Nepenthes' digestive juices in the Americas
    Don't be too quick to discount the survivability of Boston insects. Many years ago, when taking out the trash, I discovered some maggots in the bottom of the trash can. In a fit of rage I dumped turpentine on them. (I was in art school at the time, focusing on oil painting, which is why there was readily accessible turp.) They swam around in the turp while I tried not to choke on the fumes. In the end I dumped the maggots, turpentine and all, in a vacant lot down the street, figuring that these maggots were unkillable but I still didn't want them in my apartment.
    They had been eating the remains of a curry, which may have had something to do with their stamina.

    To this day I live in fear of encountering whatever manner of collossal, invincible fly the turpentine-and-curry-fed maggots grew into.
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    Oh, I dont doubt Boston insects survivability. I doubt Borneo insect's successful establishment in Boston.


    ! but it sounds like the making of a informal experiment
    that makes no logic

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