.Never turn your back.

Sat, 16 Sep 1995 12:50:28 -0400

A friend of mine has an appreticeship at the Conservatory of ?Plants in S.F.
She was working in with the tropicals when she accidentally backed into a
Nepethes pitcher. Not only did it eat through her sock, but also started to
eat through her skin. Her supe brought her some salve, but said when working
with them (cuttings, transplantings, moving.) there is nothing to be done
except to go home and take a long shower and keep plenty of cortisone on
hand. Anyone else have such tales?
BTW, If you want to see the Conservatory, better do it soon as it may be
condemned sometime this year. It is rotting and dropping glass all over the
place and of course, no one has any money to fix it.