RE: Ibicella lutea

From: Sam Vanderstraeten (
Date: Thu Jan 28 1999 - 00:52:22 PST

Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 00:52:22 PST
From: "Sam Vanderstraeten" <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg247$foo@default>
Subject: RE: Ibicella lutea

Dear Jan,

First of all, thank you very much for your answer about Ibicella lutea,
but there is something I want to tell you... I wrote already that I've
been growing Ibicella for 3 years and I already know a bit about the way
Ibicella lives. There is something that is strange to me...
When I'm working in my greenhouse and I'm touching a carnivorous plant
with enzymes (like Drosera and Pinguicula) than there appears (afer half
an hour) red spots on my skin. I know for sure that the red spots are
from the enzymes of my plants. The "strange" thing is that, when I touch
an Ibicella, there also appears red spots on my skin... Aren't that
"digesting" enzymes?
I really believe what you wrote me, but that's something I still don't
Do you know how this is possible?

Thanks in anticipation...

Sam Vanderstraeten.

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