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    Blown glass nep shot glass, I would buy that! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    ahh hells yea like a nice little set of Nepenthes ampullaria shot glasses!!! that pitcher shap would make pefect shot glasses!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/blues.gif[/img]
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    I don't know if I should discuss this but no the kit doesn't cost as much as a real N. inermis (at least, not as much as I paid for mine). The possible larger production pieces will cost more than this one due to their far size and extra appendages which all must be molded as seperate pieces.

    Yes, Flip side is right, it would cost much more than a real plant to produce an entire vine of 4-6 pitchers in various stages of growth and decay, 8-10 leaves and the stalk in life size 1:1 scale due to the amount of molds which would need to be created.

    A fake "full plant" could be created by the kit builder with a trip to the craft store for wire filled green plastic vine of a couple different diameters and wire filled lanceolate silk leaves. Or better yet, wire filled latex phalenopsis orchid leaves which are more expensive but are rubbery and can be cut into almost any Nepenthes leaf shape.

    .... this is an indication of the perils of living with a woman who fills the house with silk plants I guess!

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    are these just models of the plant, cool! What are they for, Decoration?
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    You can do whatever you would want with it after you assemble and paint it. It comes with a "floating" wire stand and base so they don't need to be put in a diorama but are free standing.
    I personally will be using the pitchers as a decoration in a jungle diorama that I've made ontop my natural history bookshelf with a base of moss covered foam, branches of cork bark and twigs from outside with tropical silk/plastic plants/ferns/philodendrons scavanged from my GF's baskets and a few I bought special for the project. Kind of like a mini-museum exhibit of tropical pitcher plant trap types, cos I'm just a "nepenthes worshipper" as one person said [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] I just never tire of looking at Nepenthes!

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    can i make a drinking cup out of it?

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    swords, what you're building sounds fantastic! You are definitly going to have post a picture of that when you're finished. Do you plan on construct a whole plant in the same method you had suggested? When its done I'm sure it will be a work of art....
    https://www.instagram.com/hull.jess/ (I post pics of my plants there)

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    They are NOT food grade plastic so it's not a good idea to drink out of them, I don't want you poisoning yourself! This is Special FX prop makers plastic; SC 320 fast set Urethane resin cast into a platinum silicone mold. Nothing on the MDSS (safety documentation) of either product mentions using them to create food or drink recepticles. If you're thinking of drinking shots (alchohol) out of them that may excacerbate the problem of them not being food grade and immediately release weird chemicals into whatever it is you're drinking.

    Please don't put them in your mouth! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    If there is interest I will do articles for the website on creating dioramas and also the making a whole Nepenthes plant. Also I would like to have a gallery showing what others do with their kits or how they've painted theirs since each person paints differently and using different materials/methods.

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