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    Do you like that... MrFus's Avatar
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    some one knows what are the components of the nectar?

    maybe some monosaccharides mixed with water and some organic acid (Carboxylic acid?)

    N. Albomarginata, N. Ampullaria
    N. Bellii, N. Bicalcarata, N. Rafflesiana
    N. Sanguinea (Orange Pitcher), Cephalotus Follicularis
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    Lol, what if you stored it and then sold it in a jar
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    then I'd buy it and chug it all! I'm addicted to nep nectar, I drink it off my sabre all the time. Sweeeeet...
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    Nectar won't rot the pitchers, otherwise why would the plant have evolved the way it to only to destroy it adaptive pitchers? The only rarer case of something like rot arising from sugary secretions is some pathogen taking hold in it and spreading into an open stomatal opening, thereby infecting and causing premature death of the pitcher tissue. But, that brings up another valid point, pitchers have no stomates, therefore it would be nearly impossible for pathogenic infections to occur, unless there was an open wound somewhere.

    Also, the only thing drooling nectar will bring upon the plant is prey and sooty mold.

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    You have to taste it!
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    Hehe larry, already did, it was sweet with a hint of burning.
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    I can't wait until mine do that again so I can taste it! Also how big is your plant? Mine looks like it should be repotted because it is in a 4 inch pot that gets nocked over by its own wieght. Mine just produced its first pitcher of the new year. Its not so impressive but, its a pitcher! It is also has a new basal ever since I cut the main vine. Do plants make new basals when the stem at the bottom is not large enough to support (like send up enough water) the growth at the top? Since my main vine is starting to look like it is burning out.

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