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Thread: Just fed my n. merriliana a tasty treat

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    I was sitting outside enjoying the nicer weather and I notice a mosquito on my foot sucking away. Instead of smashing I let it finish its dasterly deed then promptly snatched and carried it to my grow chamber to meet its doom in my newest N. merriliana pitcher. But I'm not sure if it actaully sucked my blood because it wasn't any fatter...
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    Huh, how big is that merilliana? I wouldn't think a mosquito would be too appetizing. But hey! People eat tiny fish eggs and take minute sips of wine. Why not Nepenthes?

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    this mosquito was huge a good 2" not including all the legs and wings.

    The meril is making 7" pitchers....
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    I don't think that is a mosquito... sounds more like a crane fly to me. They look exactly like a mosquito except minus the probiscis. They are actually a natural predator of mosquitoes. This would explain why it didn't get fatter after "preying" upon you.

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    hmm well those must bite as well because i have a bite mark on my foot....
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    nope, crane flies don't bite.
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    Could be the crane fly had just eaten a mosquito that was biting you? Mysterious...

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    no because crane flies don't eat mosquitoes LOL
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