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    News of the day...

    Hope this isn't posted already...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth...00/8552157.stm
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    CP coprophagy....interesting article.

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    Yes, very interesting article. I wonder the fecal material from other small animals, e.g. rabbits, could be used as feed for other varieties of nepenthes.
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    why talk about rajah? as far as we know there are no attractor cues that the plant gives off to attract rodents/shrews to defecate inside their pitchers nor do we see evidence of feces in the pitcher contents as well (but then again, this isnt a scientific article). the only nep we know that does this is lowii (so far)--it's been documented, heck, there's even a picture of it in the article, but the non-CP enthusiast would have thought it to be rajah. that's not to say that there aren't symbioses between nepenthes and other organisms---those have been documented as well.
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    Crazy. Which lowland Nep has bats that roost in it?
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    amph read the article.....it specifically talks about rajah, ithought lowii mix up at first too. but i do believe its possible, and its apparently charles clarke and some others doing the studies....when it comes to neps im sure charles knows what hes talking about

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    I like it better when N. rajah was the baddest, gnarliest killing plant of all time, not an over-sized shrew toilet. Oh well, Yay ecology! Now we know what to feed some of our Bornean neps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexenthes View Post
    I like it better when N. rajah was the baddest, gnarliest killing plant of all time, not an over-sized shrew toilet. Oh well, Yay ecology! Now we know what to feed some of our Bornean neps.
    It is what it is....

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