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Thread: New pitcher has popped--do I feed it?

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    i don't think you need to do anything (like add fluids) to the pitcher, it knows what to do. It doesn't have a mommy outin nature, so leave it be. In a closed terrarium where bugs have a harder time getting in, then you might want to feed it.

    I put a tiny little green worm (which travelled in on my sleeve one day) into one of my smaller venticosa pitchers, one which looked empty. A couple hours later i came back and held the plant up to the light and you could see a fluid line and the silhoutte of the worm. Then yesterday I threw an earwig into the terrarium and it immediately climbed up the pitcher and fell in, HaHA! Stupid bug!



    (Edited by whispersiren at 2:46 pm on May 27, 2002)

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    It's so cool to watch a plant catch bugs on its owne. In fact, I have a related question to ask, but I'll just start a new topic.

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    I took an ant one day (I played... yes PLAYED outside with my plants), and i hurt it a LITTLE bit (just enough that it had to preen itself, and fix its legs). So, I placed it on the pitcher, instead of running frantically, it fixed its legs and stuff. By the time it was done, it wasnt scared anymore, and it went up to the peristome... It stuck its head in underneath to get some nectar I guess, and it sat there for a bit... Then, it went in a bit further, eventually, it started to feel a bit unsafe. As it reached up with its front legs (it was holding on the outside of the pitcher with it's two back legs), and it missed, and fell in. I liked it a whole lot!!! Hehehe... [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    lol! thats funny, i always add some water to my pitchers, but i duno how to feed my ventrosica, it has like half inch , less han half inch pitcher, and its not producing that many, the plant is like a baby, but its about 6" across but pitchers rarely produce, the hole on top is so small, i dont think i can feed it or itll feed itself

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    I only add water to the pitchers if 1) the original contents accidentally spilled, or 2) If it's a plant that I just recieve from the mail. I don't think adding water to the pitchers is good for the digestion process, IMO, because it dilutes that contents of the pitcher. I feed my plants small snails, but I rarely do that now since they catch lots of things outside (especially ants and moths).

    My 2.49636 [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Quote
    Quote: from Stefano1 on 10:58 pm on May 24, 2002
    well if you look under the "Pics II!" post i posted 2 pics of judith finn

    judith fins usualy have a roundish leaves, and they grow sorta slow
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    They look just like each other! Mine is growing better than the ventricosa next to it.

    Steve

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    Thanks for the responses. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I plan on feeding N. ventrosica soon...just do not want pitchers to die as I only have two on the N. ventrosica.

    Travis

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