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    is the nectar poisonous?

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    NO!!! but nectar can intoxicate insects, haha I heard bicalcarata nectar could make a rodent drunk.
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    Excess nectar will not rot the peristome. The peristome, which is regularly nectar covered, is supposed to be that way. That's how the trapping mechanism works....
    The worst you can get from excess nectar is a powdery white or black mildew. Peristomes are EOEs . Regardless of the color, its totally harmless, unless you're offended by its unsightlyness.

    NO!!! but nectar can intoxicate insects, haha I heard bicalcarata nectar could make a rodent drunk.
    Yeahhhhno. Where do you get this information? There is absolutely no evidence that I'm aware of that even suggests that Nepenthes nectar contains any sort of intoxicant whatsoever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phissionkorps View Post
    There is absolutely no evidence that I'm aware of that even suggests that Nepenthes nectar contains any sort of intoxicant whatsoever.
    No, but Nepenthes Spathulata and Truncata can eat rodents such as mice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phissionkorps View Post
    Excess nectar will not rot the peristome. The peristome, which is regularly nectar covered, is supposed to be that way. That's how the trapping mechanism works....
    The worst you can get from excess nectar is a powdery white or black mildew. Peristomes are EOEs . Regardless of the color, its totally harmless, unless you're offended by its unsightlyness.


    Yeahhhhno. Where do you get this information? There is absolutely no evidence that I'm aware of that even suggests that Nepenthes nectar contains any sort of intoxicant whatsoever.
    well maybe the insects are not disorientated by the nectar after all bumble bees look drunk when they fly around in circles and loops.
    I just head someone say something maybe it was a joke about the rodent but somewhere I did hear that sarracenia nectar could intoxicate bumblebees and I was guessing that nepenthes nectar could probably do the same..
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    S. flava IIRC is supposed to have coniine but none of the others as far as I'm aware.

    Bees don't fly like that because they're intoxicated. They fly like that because that's one of their ways of communicating/foraging. Here's a map of a normal bumblebee flight pattern:
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    And where did you hear about nectar rotting pitchers? It's so counterintuitive!

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    from a member of terraforums thats what they said... it didn't rot the peristome just the side of the pitcher. I had been wiping the extra nectar off my plants with my finger and eating it and the one pitcher in between some pots I had forgot about and the pitcher started to rot and turn black and the plant tissue was sagging downwards but only where the nectar was.
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