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Re: Sarracenia Luring, Trapping, and Digestion

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:48 pm
by PeachHawk
These plants are so interesting :) Got some pitchers last year and they are absolutely thriving outside, might have to get some more!

Re: Sarracenia Luring, Trapping, and Digestion

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:56 pm
by crys331
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!

Re: Sarracenia Luring, Trapping, and Digestion

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:29 pm
by Emilie Robbins
Thank you for such valuable information! Good photos!

Re: Sarracenia Luring, Trapping, and Digestion

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:28 pm
by Cretaceous
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

Re: Sarracenia Luring, Trapping, and Digestion

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:14 pm
by kelvinc1989
Love this! Thanks for compiling these helpful information :D