Re: A Sarracenia question

Clarke Brunt (
Wed, 12 Apr 1995 18:42:02 +0000

> I just got through getting my plants ready to go back outdoors for
> spring, and discovered that each of the pitchers of the Sarracenia has
> a big hole near the bottom. The plants have wintered in an aquarium,
> and admittedly they weren't in the best possible environment, but is
> this to be expected? Or do I have some gnawing problem I don't know
> about?

I often get holes in Sarracenia when a wasp gets in (I guess 'wasp'
probably means different things in different parts of the world, but
I mean a yellow and black stinging insect, a bit larger than what
Sarracenias normally catch). Wasps can sometimes bite a hole in the
pitcher and escape, but these holes obviously appear in Summer, and
are not at the bottom - either at the level where the wasp gets
stuck, or at the level of existing dead insects.

Clarke Brunt (