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    Nectar on Sarr lips

    Anybody noticed this? Some recently acquired S. purpurea lips are covered in it. Photos later when I get the tiempo...

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    It's called a peristome, and yes

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    All the time. There's even a nectar trail on the ala (the "keel" that runs along the "belly" of the pitcher). Take a peek at these S. rubra ssp alabamensis seedlings:


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    The nectar attracts its food, the insects

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    More is produced in humid conditions. The amount tends to wax and wane over the summer.

    Stick your finger in it and taste - it's sweet!

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    My S. rubras are doing it too under artificial lights, just not nearly that much. The S. purpurea are dark red and drooling under fluorescents. Tough little guys...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexis View Post
    More is produced in humid conditions. The amount tends to wax and wane over the summer.

    Stick your finger in it and taste - it's sweet!
    I just tried this with one of my nepenthes that has nectar on it and man... it sure is sweet!!

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    Mmmmm......nectar. Forget the syrup
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