User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Digesting

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    United Kingdom Baby!
    Posts
    148
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    How long does it take s. Purpurea to digest bugs? As in my previous topic with the fly getting eaten (hehehe) the fly has disappeared! That was in 2 days, so i'm not sure if it escaped or had been digested.
    Please help!
    [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    Check out my Dionaea/Sarracenia/Drosera website:
    http://www.geocities.com/ashley_puk/index.html

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    CA, USA
    Posts
    364
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Insects are not fully eaten by the pitcher plants. The carcass is always left behind and you can't tell if it's been fully absorbed or not. What is broken down goes into the water and is slowly absorbed by the plant.
    Statik2426

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    1,341
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    When I had my plants in a terrarium with water below a grate to provide humidity, a spider escaped one of my plants and fell in the water... The "Purp Principle" took over, and bacteria digested it. Now all that is left is a completely empty spider shell, its see thru. I think that is what happens inside a purp too. The tips of the legs got kinda moldy, then the mold engulfed the whole spider, when it went away, it was empty, and just the chitin was left!

Similar Threads

  1. vft not digesting?
    By peanuts1gang in forum Venus Flytrap (Dionaea ) Care Information & Tips
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-27-2006, 03:36 PM
  2. Pitchers not digesting
    By trainspotting in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-02-2004, 04:59 PM
  3. uh-oh, not digesting
    By lithopsman in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 08-20-2002, 08:25 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •