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    Hey all

    My bathroom got swarmed by ants the other day, so I strategically placed some Nepenthes in various locations. They seemed to have found the Sanguinea most attractive -here are some cool picts. I think my plants ate easily over a thousand ants total.



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    sorry if the pics were too big [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    Neat! Good shots!
    I'm curous, did you notice if nectar production on the peristome increased as the plants ate?

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    well at least you don't have to call a exsterminature to get reed of the ants. kool pic bet there all nice and full now.from the looks of it most of them went after only one pitcher.
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    Nice pic, Leo. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    cool! Get em neps! Get em! lol. Make sure the pitchers don't overflow! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

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    Quote (swords @ Nov. 19 2002,8:40)
    Neat! Good shots!
    I'm curous, did you notice if nectar production on the peristome increased as the plants ate?[/QUOTE]
    I didn't notice any increased nectar production. Also, if there were any increase, it would have been cancelled out by the decrease in humidity as they were moved from their terrarium to the less humid bathroom.

    I fed 6 neps (sanguinea, ventricosa x2, j. finn, rafflesiana x2), each with 5 to 8 pitchers all eventually full of ants, and that probably didn't even account for 1% of all ants that were swarming my bathroom. Their numbers are staggering. I ended up vacuuming up like a zillion ants.

    Incidentally, the ants came back for vengeance later on, appearing on my balcony and farming scales and some other wierd pests (little white things) on my 3 VFTs. And strangely, my VFT's don't close on the ants - perhaps the ants are too small. But many of them ended up meeting their doom inside my S. Purpurea. The cycle of life unfolding before my very eyes in the comfort of my own apartment...

    nepenthes plant... $8.95
    gallon of distilled water... $1.29
    30 gallon terrarium... $25.99
    the joy of being a CP grower... PRICELESS

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    "For everything else....there's mastercard." [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Great pics and great thinking Leo! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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