N.inermis feeding

From: Harwoodpa@aol.com
Date: Fri Apr 23 1999 - 14:39:55 PDT

Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 17:39:55 EDT
From: Harwoodpa@aol.com
To: cp@opus.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <aabcdefg1438$foo@default>
Subject: N.inermis feeding

Hi gang
            A month or two ago I was thrilled by my first N.inermis upper
pitcher,what a dynamic and extreme species this is !!
The small amount of information on the subject of the trapping nature of this
species suggests that the upper pitchers catch small flying insects on their
sticky interior walls.This prey eventually gets washed down into the
consticted lower region of the pitcher.
 Trying to simulate this, I used some fine dryed ant-eggs ,bought from my
local aquarium shop.I sprinkled a few on the sticky walls ,and over the
course of a few waterings the ant-eggs washed down into the pitcher.
  I've just been rewarded by a much larger second pitcher even more extreme
and fabulous !!
 I'm also hoping that the onset of the upper pitchers will soon bring a
flower spike.
Has anybody else had success with this species?

                                            Best Wishes
                                                        Paul Harwood

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