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    One of My Favorite Times in Pitcher Development

    I absolutely love the days before a pitcher pops the lid and starts to open. You can really see how the lid is being forced into various shapes and angles because of the peristome development on the interior of the lid. As I've said before, I've noticed the Nepenthes with flared peristomes stretch the lid and make it more slender right before it opens; then, as is the case with this N. Black Dragon, the lid is large and flattens out after opening.





    Anyone else enjoy this stage of pitcher development? I know a lot of people wait with baited breath for the opening; but I think we all need to stop and smell the roses, enjoying these limited days.

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    I'm sure Freud would have a couple of colorful comments!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xvart View Post
    I absolutely love the days before a pitcher pops the lid
    Anyone else enjoy this stage of pitcher development?
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    ABSOLUTELY xvart, i enjoy everyday of pitcher development, its like i cant stop looking at them enough from day to day till the blessed event of lid poping..
    Right now i have another Hookriana pitcher growing to size and watching that one and another growing behind that one, plus 2 new pitchers developing on the Bical. Cant wait for those to get larger and open..

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    One time I touched a sarracenia and it just burst open it was ready to "pop" any moment. I just nudged it it was the coolest thing wish I had a camera on me.
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    xvart- I share your enthusiasm as well. I especially love really fat, squatty neps...like my vent. squat x sibuyanensis. It gets so plump and inflated and you can see the lid stressing under the pressure, especially around the seal of the rim. You almost expect to hear a rush of air whoosh out when it pops!

    D_muscipula- I LOVE when my Sarracenia do that. Especially the really big ones. The tops swell so much that the seams of the openings looks like they're getting sucked down into the tube until they finally crack. I can't tell you how many times non cp friends of mine want to burst the tubes because they look so squeezable!! All that pressure waiting to be released....uh, yeah...what was that Freud comment again?!LOL!!!!!

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    That certainly didn't take long!





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    Very neat . I also like seeing my ventricosa´s pitchers at that stage.
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