05-30-2014, 03:15 PM
It doesn't really seem like a friend. Maybe it is just trying to steal bugs from the plant.
05-30-2014, 03:35 PM
Let's not go down a that road again......
05-30-2014, 03:45 PM
My naga is less that 5 inches now - I do hope it gets to 15" soon!
I always like seeing variability in plants. my spec X trunc is about that size too, but looks very different. could that pitcher be an intermediate maybe?
and, that viscarla is great. I wish I could get one here. its from Sam right? I doubt any of them live outside the US yet
lastly, your izu X ramis making uppers yet?
05-30-2014, 03:48 PM
There are a wide variety of amphibians, shrews, and even bats that have demonstrated a relationship with Nepenthes species that is mutually beneficial. Amphibians (frogs) get a safe place to sleep during the day, and in return, the plant gets frog poop to fertilize it.
Originally Posted by Whimgrinder
The mutualistic relationship of Shrews with Nepenthes is well documented. You need to brush up on your Attenborough!
05-30-2014, 04:05 PM
05-30-2014, 04:10 PM
N. lowii being used as a "shrew toilet".
05-30-2014, 06:25 PM
05-30-2014, 06:38 PM
Well it is not like a lowii is going to catch a tree shrew, but in the case of your Nepenthes ventricosa x ovata, it might catch the frog. And if the frog stayed in the position it was, its excrement is not going to land in the pitcher, so it still doesn't discount the possibility.
05-30-2014, 06:57 PM
Ummm...the frogs live inside the pitchers all throughout the greenhouse. Yes, they climb deep inside and sleep there during the day. They cannot be caught in the traps -- they are perfectly capable of climbing out, which they do every day.
Originally Posted by Tanukimo
05-30-2014, 06:58 PM
Its started its spring growth cycle and is working on two new pitchers. Nothing much to see yet.
Originally Posted by Heli
In the meantime, how about a N. naga update?!
Last edited by Whimgrinder; 05-30-2014 at 07:01 PM.