I thought the Nep nuts would find this interesting.
N. eymae x (thorelii x aristolochioides) seed germinating.
Ok now for the interesting part.
These seed were sitting in a kitchen utility drawer in a ziplock along with a bunch of others. The cross was made in May 2007 and harvested sometime in the Fall. They were sown back in January 2009. So they were in the drawer sitting there for about 16 months roughly.
Note: I don't recommend you do this with your Nepenthes seed as the fresher the seed the better the chance for germination. I have not seen much documented information on how long Nepenthes seed can remain viable under less than ideal storage conditions. IE lost in the mail, sitting in a drawer, tossed in the fridge or whatever.
Also Note: I have about 10 different crosses I am trying to germinate and so far this one and one other have shown signs of life. I will give the others until this Summer to see if they do something also. I really wasn't expecting anything to germinate, but figured this would make an interesting experiment if nothing else. You can see in the photo there was not alot of seed and so far 6 seed have germinated which shows there is still quite a bit of vitality left in the seed.