- Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:24 pm
Food is food.
The plant will take in nitrogen and phosphorus from whatever critter is unlucky enough to be caught. It might do better with frogs and lizards on a couple of notes.
Being more massive than a bug, more food.
Also, frogs and lizards are predators, so they have a higher percentage of nitrogen and phosphorus than most bugs.
However, higher amounts of organic matter can promote mold and fungus, possibly accelerating the demise of the pitcher.
Last year, my ventrcosa was just slowly doing its thing until the Japanese Beetles came out in force. I began stuffing all the pitchers I could, eventually crushing skulls before I put them in so they wouldn't simply climb out. Within a month it exploded in growth, over doubling in size. It will see an increase in growth as long as the feeding is sustained.
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that I make bad decisions.