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    maybe, as a survival meathod, they "drink" the fluids in their pitchers when it's too dry.
    That could be why ampularia (sp) doesn't have large lids. Maybe they don't have lids so they can collect water in the pitchers and "drink" it when they get too dry? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

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    Ampullaria grows in very wet areas so it is unlikely it catches the rainwater just for drinking but i do see your point of view. Ampullaria catches rainwater regardless of it is thristy or not though, afterall it needs water in the pitchers like a Purpurea to break down what falls into it.

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    Absolutely they will reabsorb any liquid in the pitcher if the plants dry out too much. Something that you should watch when acquiring new plants bareroot or after just repotting. Keeping water in the pitchers will help the plant as it establishes new roots. A healthy plant will also absorb pitcherfluid but only to regulate it, if there is too much.

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