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    I had read about this too from a few sources. Makes me want to try feeding mine with other plant matter, but I wouldn't know what to try. Has anyone analyzed nutrient uptake or what exactly can or can't get broken down by the pitchers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taargus View Post
    I had read about this too from a few sources. Makes me want to try feeding mine with other plant matter, but I wouldn't know what to try. Has anyone analyzed nutrient uptake or what exactly can or can't get broken down by the pitchers?
    Well here's the link you can read from my source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepenthes_ampullaria
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    I toss junk in my amp pitchers all the time. Mostly dead spider plant leaves.
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    Thanks, I did read through a few of the references that were used for the page. I guess I was looking for more specific info. I'm curious as to what "leaf litter" would fall into their traps in the wild.

    Also has anyone tried dropping any plant matter into their amp pitchers to see if it gets broken down and possibly used?

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    Okay, someone needs to feed this nep another baby nep. Then it would be carnivorous, protocarnivorous, detrivorous, omnivorous, herbivorous, and cannibalistic!
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    Good growing, Jack
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    Joe, when you dump vegetation do you notice and growth changes? Or when you began did you notice a change?
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    I found a small fly inside a pitcher on my N. ampullaria. To me, that at least proves protocarnivory

    Detritivorous does makes sense too - the lids are pulled all the way back (180*), most of the pitchers are actually lowers that rest on the forest floor, so it probably does catch dead leaves and whatever else falls inside
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