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    on another forum (one for general gardening, with a little teeny section for CPs), somebody posted this link to a picture of a partially-digested mouse inside a Nepenthes truncata pitcher. (yum!)

    another person (an administrator for the board, actually) replied that neps catch mice/voles/baby birds regularly, and some people actually feed them pinkie mice.

    just have to make sure, though, before I reply: "aaah! no! don't!!". the fat content would be way too high, wouldn't it? I've never heard of anyone feeding their neps pinkies, have you?
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    eh stuff happens. pinkies are mostly protine and calcium. not much fat.
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    Ummm, regardless Neps don't regularly catch any of that stuff.

    None of those things are particularly well suited for Nep food anyway.
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    Generally speaking, these are not the usual food stuffs of neps. That said, however, it generally wont hurt a thick walled pitcher like truncata providing the meal fits entirely below the water line (completely submerged).

    If any part of the animal is above the water line, you run into two problems 1) fungus/rot/dieing pitcher 2) STINKY!
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    That's totally cruel. I can't believe someone would do that.

    That said, it is cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]pinkies are mostly protine and calcium. not much fat.
    Incorrect; pinkies are pretty much little sticks of butter, which is the reason they're not advised as food for insect-eating herps. Too many pinkies means too much fat means fatty liver disease and early death. As far as rodents go, pinkies are pretty much like eating a big greasy fast food burger.

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    but...snakes and such? my little sugar glider eats them and they are very good for her.
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    You feed your glider pinkies? Wow. I wouldn't think they would eat baby mice.

    That totally surprised me!

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