06-14-2012, 04:00 PM
Its called "exudate", and it is essentially nectar from a modified nectar gland that a few species such as N. lowii and N. ephippiata possess on the lids of their pitchers. If you look on YouTube, you can find infrared night videos of these two species showing the symbiotic relationship they have with native rodents. The rodents visit the pitchers, standing with back lags on the peristome, and stand to lick the exudate/nectar from the lid! (You rarely see accumulations of exudate on pitchers in their habitat because the rodents keep them licked clean!) Often the rodent will poop in the pitcher as a sort of thank you gift when they are done eating. Aren't you glad you asked? :-)
Originally Posted by That One Guy
06-14-2012, 04:22 PM
Last edited by Whimgrinder; 06-14-2012 at 04:23 PM.
Reason: duplicate post!
06-14-2012, 05:35 PM
Looks amazing pygo! Especially love the lowii x boschiana and burbidgeae!
Keep the pics coming!
06-15-2012, 10:37 AM
The hamata looks so evil, and I love it! Spectacular update, as usual.
06-17-2012, 01:53 AM
Haughtiness your nep! Your hamata seems to like has marvel but which substratum you he to offrer.
06-23-2012, 04:23 AM
06-23-2012, 07:13 AM
Jeeez you have things I didn't even know existed
06-23-2012, 07:21 AM
WOW! Some of those look very promising!
06-23-2012, 10:18 PM
Wow wow wow Pygo. That is the first time I have seen the infamous argentii x sibuyanensis cross.
06-27-2012, 09:38 PM
Thank you ^^
Argentii x sibuyanensis is a cross from a european private grower
Ventricosa x ephippiata intermediate/upper pitcher