Earwig Hotel

ltecato(9)June 20, 2009

Earwigs check in, but they don't check out.

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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Hee hee! Funny post.
That's my kind of plant! If I could grow a few thousand of them it might make a dent in my bug population.
Nice photo, too.
Renee

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 11:53PM
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petiolaris(Neutral)

LOL! It's a plant eat animal world out there! Here are recent pictures of smaller critters, on butterworts and sundews:

    Bookmark   June 22, 2009 at 11:06AM
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ltecato(9)

Petio: Those fungus gnats are like a built-in, self-perpetuating food supply. Sadly though, one of my sundews caught a lacewing the other day. I hate it when they kill beneficials, but I figure it all balances out in the end.

What's amazing about my photo, to me at least, is that the earwig couldn't just crawl out of the trap. It was still alive when I took the photo. Apparently those downward-pointing hairs really do the trick. I'd have thought it was physically impossible.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2009 at 5:45PM
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petiolaris(Neutral)

Yeah, it's almost like the plants know what they're doing! Seriously, it's a one-way evolutionary feature.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2009 at 9:54AM
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romance12

Yeah, It's about like the plants apperceive what they're doing! Seriously, it's a one-way evolutionary feature.

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    Bookmark   August 29, 2010 at 5:38AM
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