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Thread: Ever find anything weird living in a nep pot?

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    I'm just curious what people have found. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I was repotting a nep one day and noticed little white things being carried around by something so I looked closer and realized that a colony of ants had set up shop in the base of a 4.5" pot. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] I even saw a queen in there. Now this pot was a good four feet up on a shelf, couldn't they have found a better place to build a condo? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    So, what'd you find?
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    I found a treefrog inside a N. ventricosa pitcher once. Alive and well
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    Man, I was waiting for that. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] I knew it was going to happen. I want a tree frog! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    Hello,
    I found a centipede when I repotted a nep from lowes. And off topic, but I found a frog sitting on my S. Oreophylla, good times.....
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    Interesting topic [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] I found lots of little frogs hiding inside most of the pitchers from the ventrata, and a little birdy comes every day to drink the water from a little pond created by the wide leaves on my n. rafflesiana everytime I water it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] One of these days I'll shoot it! Just kidding [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    My supervisor in college found a freshwater crab hiding in a pitcher plant a long time ago in Malaysia.

    I have never seem anything wierd but drank the water from a N. ampullaria before the pitcher opened. The liquid has no taste and is flat. Apparently, from what I have read, it is full of free radicals.

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    Are we counting plants as living?

    Probably everyone growing in long fibered sphagnum has all sorts of weird ferns like me but I also got a sundew in my LFS. A Drosera adelae! I never had any sundews in my highland Nepenthes tank except a Drosera binata (the two pronged sundew). Where this plant could have come from I could not say. My Nepenthes hamata is growing in a large plastic net pot of LFS living sphganum and orchid bark and the Drosera adelae loves it and has grown through the moss and is growing from the sides of the pot through the open slots.

    Other than that no critters except ramshorn snails about the size of a pinhead that seem to live in the pitchers (that's where I've see them). But I don't know what the snails eat because the plants are doing great. I crush em and drop them in the pitchers when I see them (whivh is rare) - just to be on the safe side.

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    Anoles, Cuban tree frogs, local tree frogs (not eaten by the Cuban tree frogs), and wasps (sort of). The wasps sometimes go from pitcher to pitcher, and can surprise you. I hate wasps. If I could push them in I would.

    The reptiles love the fact that they can cross the patio by using hanging nep baskets now. Not that they told me they "love" it. They just use them a lot.

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