Re: Re: Sarracenia

Liane Cochran-Stafira (
Tue, 26 Sep 1995 12:00:12 -0500

>Someone noticed that it is good way to give water to Sarrs's traps, but
>there are also Sarracenia species which have quite closed
>traps; I mean _Sarracenia minor_ at least.. Suppose they are not used to
>have lot of water in their traps?
>Pekka Ala-Siuru
>Senior Analyst, Embedded Knowledge-Based Systems
>VTT Electronics, P.O.Box 1100, FIN-90571, Oulu,Finland
>Tel. +358 81 551 2461, Telefax +358 81 551 2320

Based on field observations, S. purpurea pitchers normally have water in
them since they are erect and open, and get filled every time it rains.
Depending on their morphology and orientation, the more hooded/closed
species may only contain large amounts of water if there is a particularly
heavy storm. It's probably a good idea to try to simulate natural
conditions for each particular species whenever possible.

Liane Cochran-Stafira