An ant got into my Judith Finn, and it was textbook--ran up the runway, directed by the wings to the nectar at the peristome, ate this frenziedly until it decided to go inside for even more and promptly disappeared.
Well, not quite--it climbed back up, stuck its head out, waved its antennae around, chewed a little more nectar, and jumped back in! It seemed to decide that it liked it better in the pitcher. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] A sobering lesson for us all. Then again, if you gotta go, I suppose there are worse ways!
The ant has been good for the plant, but my question is about the bug-drug in the nectar. Is there really one or not? If so, what is it called and what sort of compound is it?
Given the way the trap worked, I don't see how an ant ever escapes--this one seemed to embrace its fate wholeheartedly. This stuff might have commercial applications for ant-traps.
For the record, I am not interested in it for personal experimentation--I've been told by many people that I do not need drugs, as I am already "that way." Just look at how the light sparkles on my sundews! [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]