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    DM,
    That is outstanding! Some of the pitchers are so tall and narrow(for an amp), I thought for a moment that was N. x trichocarpa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (fatboy @ Mar. 16 2005,3:11)]This supposedly becomes fertiliser in the pitchers and prelim studies show that amp isn't particularly good at catching insects.
    ive heard the leaf litter ferilizer theory and it seems to hold merrit to me. but on amps being poor insect catchers, ive got a speckled amp that usually catches more flies than my Drosera capensis (my other major fly catcher) so apperently it didnt get the memo [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    Schloaty - you answered your own question. Take the cuttings, they will produce basals and rosettes once they get going.
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    Here is a link to an upper, that a pal of mine in Liverpool had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (The Griffin @ Mar. 17 2005,7:24)]Here is a link to an upper, that a pal of mine in Liverpool had.

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    http://www.carnivorousplants.me.uk/ampup.htm
    oh wow, I've only seen drawings of ampularia uppers. Thats pretty amazing. Are the uppers functional?
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    An amp upper you dont see that everyday [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (rattler_mt @ Mar. 17 2005,4:17)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (fatboy @ Mar. 16 2005,3:11)]This supposedly becomes fertiliser in the pitchers and prelim studies show that amp isn't particularly good at catching insects.
    ive heard the leaf litter ferilizer theory and it seems to hold merrit to me. but on amps being poor insect catchers, ive got a speckled amp that usually catches more flies than my Drosera capensis (my other major fly catcher) so apperently it didnt get the memo [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
    It's a theory with some solid evidence. There's actually been a publication that showed from N isotopes (think it was, or P?) that the amps in the study got a large portion of that macronutrient from leaf detritus. Considering how rarified it must be in the leaf litter, i find that an odd and fascinating adaptation. Maybe the plant just decided to become a vegetarian for humanitation reasons (if that can be said of a plant).

    Thanks for all the comments guys. I wish that was my amp! ... But, it's actually a plant owned by Richard Revis (proprietor of Black Jungle) that he brought to the 2nd Annual New England Carnivorous Plant Show.

    Schloaty, amps almost always produce lowers from cuttings. At least, every cutting Wild Bill has cranked out from his secret lab has lowers. And that's a lot of cuttings. My own speckled amp is from a cutting of his last year, and it is now a bit shy to pitcher, but is growing in low humidity. It pitchered like crazy in the terrarium. Maybe your plant needs more light and/or humidity?
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    Well, I sorta figured that it would still make lowers, I was looking for some confirmation before hacking one of my favorite plants. I guess the blade will come out tonight....BWAA HAAA HAAA HAAAAA

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    Quote[/b] ]Maybe your plant needs more light and/or humidity?
    Not likely! It's in a terrarium, and pitchering like mad at the base...

    Maybe I'll get some of those basal shoots to turn into vines by hacking the big one off....
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