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By crys331
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Joined:  Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:04 am
#329303
I keep mine outside all year as well and they seem as happy as ever. They digest all kinds of bugs, I have even had to rescue several lizards from them!
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By Cretaceous
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Joined:  Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:32 am
#369325
hegory wrote:a note for section 2: when an insect attempts to fly out of a pitcher, generaly with the taller thinner types such as Flava, Alata, etc. the airflow their wings cause creates a sort of vacuum in the tube dragging the insect even lower.
Really interesting. How does this work though? Sounds counterintuitive. I would think:
- insect generally moves forward by pushing air backward
- inside a tube sealed on one end (the trap fluid) and the insect pointing up, pressurization created behind helping insect to get out

Would love to know how the plant is able to reverse that
By VickisFT
Posts:  2
Joined:  Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:06 pm
#376320
I have a sarr that is just breaking dormancy. It sent up a single beautiful pitcher, so far. As I live in Wisconsin, I have been setting it outside on nice days to acclimate it ( I got it in January). Yesterday, I found the pitcher snapped in half 😥. It was loaded with flies...some still alive! No chew marks were in the tube. Could the weight of all the flies and the fact that the lone pitcher had no other pitchers for support be the reason this pitcher snapped? Thank you in advance!

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