I've been searching to no avail as to the mechanism behind Nepenthes pitcher inflation---I wanted to add this info to a presentation I plan to give this Wednesday.
So my understanding at the moment is that a gas is released in the pitcher, allowing it to inflate. Would this gas be CO2 or oxygen? Also, is this gas developing from increased respiration on the inner cells of the pitcher, the entire pitcher, or none of the above?
Thanks in advance for your input.