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    Sarracenia Collector Adam's Avatar
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    Ever wondered how a Darlingtonia trap works? What it looks like to a bug?

    Well, here's your answer!




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    Cool new perspective shots, Adam! Great job!

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    Thanks! I actually haven't checked on this plant in a week... I guess I should!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizasaur
    Minor x Purp I actually have. Well,technically it's Minor Okee x Psitt Green.

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    Hi Adam. Interesting perspective shots, but I can't help but feel a little bad for the plant. Maybe you can feed the open pitcher some bugs for its trouble.
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    no burden heavier than that of conscious life. "
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    Yea,
    I never cared for brain surgery, and now I know why!

    I did that to a cobra pitcher back when I was a kid and first learning...
    or to some Sarr pitchers that had browned and were being cut off at the end of the season.
    Interesting to see, isn't it. Do feel sad for it now however.

    I would use this opportunity to feed the plant as Brokken pointed out.
    In fact when pitchers start browning, I sometimes do that to introduce bugs or fish food into them
    (the ones in the greenhouse and not able to catch any). Just don't overfeed or you could cause problems.
    Experience is the best teacher. At least it used to be.
    But then, common sense isn't so common anymore, is it.


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    It's amazing that the Cobra Plant has such a complex trap design, yet it hasn't evolved yet to have digestive enzymes. Even Brocchinia Reducta can produce at least one enzyme.
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    I did feed it, a fruit fly. I actually put plastic wrap over the side of the one pitcher and watched the fruit fly try to escape. Don't worry, they were browning pitchers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizasaur
    Minor x Purp I actually have. Well,technically it's Minor Okee x Psitt Green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfn View Post
    It's amazing that the Cobra Plant has such a complex trap design, yet it hasn't evolved yet to have digestive enzymes. Even Brocchinia Reducta can produce at least one enzyme.
    I recently read that they discovered at least one enzyme in cobra plants.....wish I remember where I found the article.
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