Nitrogen sources for CPs

Richard Corlett, Dept. Botany, UHK (
Thu, 19 May 1994 18:04:04 +0800

As a non-grower (yet!) of carnivorous plants, I would like to add something to
the current discussion on nitrogen sources.

P.S. Karlson & J.S. Pate showed for SW Australian species of Drosera that
plant growth responded to artificial feeding with prey (Collembola) but not
to extra mineral nitrogen (Oecologia v.92:8-13). Various other studies have
shown that CPs are prey-limited in the wild. Is artificial feeding with animal
prey a common procedure among growers?

Richard Corlett
Hong Kong