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    Egg white has been succesful for a lot of people, Not for me... but I think I fed to much...

    I am now very hesitant to do ANYTHING in my terrarium... so I only play with the stuff outside right now...
    \"Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: \"Mankind\". Basically, it\'s made up of two separate words - \"mank\" and \"ind\". What do these words mean ? It\'s a mystery, and that\'s why so is mankind.\" ~ Jack Handey

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    WOW...

    First update!

    Sniff test...

    The undiluted milk smells a little ripe, but the pitcher seems to be handling it! Looks like maybe another day or two and we'll be good to go.

    Diluted milk, and protien powder are both totally oderless.

    Visual Inspection...

    There is some visible milk left in the undiluted speciment, appears it is curdled... but hey... that happens in nature with insect carcasses... and it's an older pitcher... so I am not worried...

    Nothing visible in the other two specimens...

    EFFECTS ON PLANTS:

    This is the exciting one... now.. first, all these plants are outdoors, and feed on their own.. each has at least one large insect in it except for the protein powder specimen, which is the smallest one.

    The undiluted milk specimen had 3 tiny pitchers starting, where there were NONE at the begining of the week...

    The diluted milk specimen has 2 pitchers starting

    And [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    The protein powder specimen is my favorite... it had a tiny sliver of a pitcher bud starting on the rhiozome when I started the test. This pitcher is now, the size of all the other pitchers, not totally formed, and not open... it looks to have another 1 or 2 days of NORMAL growth before opening...

    needless to say, I am excited about this, as not only did this test so far show extremely positive results, but I noticed no pitcher decay of any kind, in fact, it smelled like vanilla for a couple of days! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] hehh...

    ok.. obviously I will need to gauge the effects over a longer period of time, but I am excited about the initial results.

    So here is the question...

    should I suppliment each specimen again next week?

    Opinions? Thoughts?

    My idea was that if I continue supplimentation over a long period of time, then bumps in the growth curves caused by insects being caught would be relatively small compared to the length of the curve, i.e. smaller impact on the experiment...
    \"Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: \"Mankind\". Basically, it\'s made up of two separate words - \"mank\" and \"ind\". What do these words mean ? It\'s a mystery, and that\'s why so is mankind.\" ~ Jack Handey

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    Very interesting. I'd continue experimenting, and publishing the results in a CP newsletter. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    well, I don't know about publishing the results... I am not out for fame... just telling all of you is enough for me.
    \"Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: \"Mankind\". Basically, it\'s made up of two separate words - \"mank\" and \"ind\". What do these words mean ? It\'s a mystery, and that\'s why so is mankind.\" ~ Jack Handey

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    Well, may I publish it...I will write a book about it...then I will give you thrid of my profits to you and the other thrid to PFT. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] lol

    travis
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    Thumbs up

    It's working! Wow! Please push on--it will be interesting to see what develops.

    As for publishing anything, I think you will need a control group.

    Steve
    I'd rather have a butterwort in front of me than a...wait, ummm...I'll come up with something...

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    yeah... it's a little to umm... uncontrolled with being outside and all to make a case study...
    \"Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: \"Mankind\". Basically, it\'s made up of two separate words - \"mank\" and \"ind\". What do these words mean ? It\'s a mystery, and that\'s why so is mankind.\" ~ Jack Handey

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    With a bad economy I am sure there are people I could hire for a dollar an hour...Hey, call 10-10-2-20 and have twenty minutes of talk time [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]. Ok, at least it is fun to dream.

    travis
    \"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.\"
    -- Oscar Wilde

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