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  • Red Lowii - N. (ventricosa x sibuyanensis) x Xtrusmadiensis

    3 10.34%
  • ellisonk001 - N. boschiana x (spectabilis x veitchii)

    4 13.79%
  • Maiden - N. hamata

    1 3.45%
  • Bio - N. inermis Gadut

    1 3.45%
  • thelarge - N. Peter D'Amato

    3 10.34%
  • Av8tor1 - N. macrophylla

    19 65.52%
  • Favian - N. sumatrana x burbidgeae

    4 13.79%
  • Whimgrinder - N. lowii X talangensis

    15 51.72%
  • theplantman - N.bicalcarata

    3 10.34%
  • NatchGreyes - N. spathulata x jacquelineae

    2 6.90%
  • Tuuagso - N. sibuyanensis

    8 27.59%
  • Not a Number - N. fusca 'Sarawak'

    1 3.45%
  • RL7836 - N. jacquelineae

    4 13.79%
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Thread: Pitcher of the Month May 2014

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    It seems like, with all the dirty bugs crawling all over it, that people could get illnesses from eating it though.
    Come to me flies and crawling bugs. This plant wants to give you great big hugs
    Aren't I pretty, don't I smell good? I'd come to you if I could
    But I can't so you must come to me, I'm sure we will get along splendidly

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychoSarah View Post
    It seems like, with all the dirty bugs crawling all over it, that people could get illnesses from eating it though.
    You think the food you eat has never come in contact with insects?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heli View Post
    You think the food you eat has never come in contact with insects?
    No, I am well aware it has, but it has also been washed and processed to prevent illness. If raw honey can give people salmonella, I don't see how this stuff couldn't do the same.
    Come to me flies and crawling bugs. This plant wants to give you great big hugs
    Aren't I pretty, don't I smell good? I'd come to you if I could
    But I can't so you must come to me, I'm sure we will get along splendidly

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    My Nepenthes are actually probably a lot cleaner than most of the things that come in contact with my food throughout its overall travel to my mouth.

    As far as I know most truly dangerous sicknesses that are carried by insect are carried by biting insects when the disease directly enters your blood stream.

    I seriously doubt that Nepenthes in general are likely to harbor unusually high levels of sickening microorganisms when compared to the rest of most of our surroundings in our daily lives. However likely it may be that a pitcher would harbor ill-begotten pathogens, those pathogens would most likely be concentrated in the pitcher fluid itself, not the (relatively) clean nectar. Furthermore I have witnessed fellow trail mates of mine drinking actual pitcher fluid from multiple species of Nepenthes in situ and there are countless numbers of Nepenthes growers that have eaten or regularly eat Nepenthes nectar. I have never heard of any of these people getting ill.
    LOOKING FOR: N. (argentii x bicalcarata) x {[(lingulata x edwardsiana) x (naga x hamata)] x [(klossii x undulatifolia) x (aristolochioides x rajah)]} Growlist: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=124586

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    Even the digestive fluids seem to be fine to drink. The Savage Garden mentions that travelers would drink it when thirsty, and that people would cook rice in the pitchers.

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    Fluids from unopened and newly opened pitchers are nearly sterile, and can be used for anesthetic properties (personal experience), and really, eating nectar from a pitcher in a greenhouse is certainly less dangerous than biting into that apple on the counter that the housefly has walked on without you knowing...or that piece of bread in the fridge with the hidden mold spots...
    But, back onto topic more or less, anyone else with last-minute entries for this month?
    Everything has a reason, whether big or small. Never underestimate the power of what is or is not.
    There is far more to everything than meets the eye.
    Growlist

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    Av8tor1 - I'll raise your cheesy cell phone macrophylla with a cheesy cell phone macrophylla PLUS a 30x magnifying glass lol. It may only be a centimeter tall without any teeth but it can still handle blood worms!



    ***This doesn't have to be in the poll, more just posting for fun. Just noticed the plant has to be in your possession for at least 6 months. I bought this seedling 2 months ago. For what it's worth the leaf and pitcher were formed in my care ***
    Last edited by rcl27; 05-28-2014 at 05:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tor1 View Post
    updated image of my macro pitcher



    Thanks for looking,
    Av


    Canon T3i/600D
    Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro
    ISO 100
    f/2.8 @ 1/125
    3 images stacked/manually focused
    Now THAT.. is a thing if beauty! Fantastic photo butch.
    Thanks for the new iPad background!!

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