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    I do it every so often to drown the live wasps. In the past, I have lost several nice pitchers because the hornets/wasps chew through them before dieing in the pitcher. I do have a rather small collection, though, and can see how it would be impractical for someone with a large collection.
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    There is digestive juices down there - you just can't see it. It will be produced as soon as insects are caught, but is below the level of the insect. Not much is produced - they don't need much to break down an insect.

    Later on in the season, older pitchers do produce a little pool which you can see, but not on all plants.

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    Thanks everyone, I was debating this with a friend, and we had a hard time 'seeing' where the level was, if it was there at all. Now we know!
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