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    That's what was/is so odd.......

    How does this Michigan spider "know" to pitch a web there at the mouth of a pitcher plant?

    Just one of God's amazing 'lil critters I guess..... (but I still hate 'em)

    Disappointing thing is that it's gone now. But I'm starting to leave my Sarrs outdoors both day & night now. Maybe it will return.
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    Maybe it got et. Peer down into the pitcher or take a bright flashlight at night and backlight the tube.
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    Here is something to consider as well. When pitchers catch insects and fill up they brown and die leaving you nothing. i have been know to take fine netting and stuff the opening so I can enjoy the beautiful pitchers the entire season. This has no effect on the growth of the plants.

    I cannot tell from the photo but there is an indigenious green spider to Sarracenia bogs known as a Lynx spider. They are good at keep bad damaging insects at bay.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&i...&q=lynx+spider
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    Pretty sure that she's gone.

    It may have been a bit too hot in my growrack. Now the Sarrs pot will be kept outdoors for summer.



    But I got another visitor to my "pot 'o Sarrs" however......

    An out-of-focus wasp or hornet or whatever...

    (stupid auto-focus gets a good shot of the stupid maple tree in background) GRRRR!!



    I realize this is dull and old-hat to you veteran CP growers but it's still new to me and rather exciting. That wasp never ventured into the pitcher though, the little drone just licked up some nectar and flew off. It was fun to watch what almost happened though. Those amazing pitcher plants have GREAT patience don't they?
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    They catch stuff when you're not around. It's just like Santa Claus. You're not allowed to see the presents get put there.
    It is better to burn out, than to fade away....

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    Good analogy Cobain,

    We rarely get to witness the "murders"........
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    Just to go on that, I DID get to witness it today. This poor fly was done in less than a minute. here is a chronological witness to the events that took place on July 1, 2007.

    The fly arrives:




    The fly is quite interested, but visibly loosing his footing:




    The fly is going into the tube.... his worst, and last, mistake of his life:



    Finally, a picture of the victim in his final resting place:



    This should be sufficient evidence to convict my Alata of "murder", but I plead to the court to excuse my child of the crimes committed due to his/her insatiable thirst for blood. He/She should be declared clinically insane due to hunger.
    It is better to burn out, than to fade away....

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    Hey, I really like action shots Cobain.
    Only a moral and virtuous people are capable of freedom; the more corrupt and vicious a people becomes, the more it has need of masters. -- Benjamin Franklin

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