The heatwave has caused a couple of the flowers in the fusca to finally open! It looks like it's a boy because it has a small column with a structure ontop. As far as I know (from botanical drawings) females have no column at all. Here's the best pic *could get at the moment (they opened since this afternoon).
If anyone would like some pollen to try on their female plants please email or PM me! I don't know when the pollen will be ripe though. I'll be paging through my books for the info if it's in there... I assume there should be much pollen available since the flowers will open in succession and I've got two stalks of apx 100 each! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
Here's a pic of the newest N. fusca Tambunan Road form intermediate pitcher about 18 cm high, my tank is becoming a jungle - see the hand moving other stuff!
While I was in there I also snapped a pic of this intermediate/upper N. hamata pitcher!
This pitcher is 16 cm now and will maybe get a bit larger as it opens. The teeth inside the newly opened lid are much fewer in number and much larger and hook-like when I peeked in through the opening! Pics soon!