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By thepitchergrower
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My multifida extrema is covered in fruit flies, and today it caught a huge housefly. If seems like these catch the most prey compared to all my other dews.
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Lots of surface area, but Sarracenia take the cake. At the end of the year, every pitcher is stacked with bugs inches deep.
A few of my pitchers were over 30 inches tall, so they had a couple of feet of bugs in them by fall. Thousands of carcasses.
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By Intheswamp
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@pitchergrower, the branches of multifida extrema is a nightmare flight path for a gnat or fly...all those sparkling dew drops and the criss-crossing branches and the fly doesn't have a chance!!! :mrgreen:

@ChefDean, I've yet to get a big pitcher growing, but hopefully this summer I'll get to witness the gluttony that they exhibit!!!! :lol:
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I was comparing multifida extrema to other dews, but yes, I agree that Sarrs catch more than dews.
Intheswamp wrote: Mon Mar 04, 2024 3:06 am I've yet to get a big pitcher growing, but hopefully this summer I'll get to witness the gluttony that they exhibit!!!! :lol:
You should have seen my Sarracenia leucophylla "Wilkerson Bog" after I put it next to the compost bin. It was filled to the brim with fruit flies. :shock:
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Oh yeah, I understood it was a "dew-to-dew" thing. I would say that a big pot of filiformis might give the binata a run for the...bugs!!! :lol:

I'm hoping to have a Wilkerson Bog leuco one day...years ago, back in the late 70's I happened upon Wilkerson's Bog and didn't know what it was...I was delivering truck tires to a commercial customer....Jones Sand & Gravel, I believe it was. Man, that's been a long time ago...I took a few pictures, but I was mostly interested in the "wild" flowers...I thought the plants were kinda of interesting, too!!! :mrgreen:
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thepitchergrower wrote: Mon Mar 04, 2024 3:55 am I was comparing multifida extrema to other dews,...
Get some finlaysoniana seeds from the seed bank. You could almost build a fence with a small cluster of those.
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