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Sarracenia snacks

Posted by carnivoor (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 24, 08 at 8:50

I had a bunch of ants that found a way into my room yesterday. After I plugged the hole ,(animal-loving person that I am)I used one of those wooden meat sticks to build a bridge to my Sarracenia plant(it's surrounded by water).As a result my little sarr had it's first snacks this year.

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RE: Sarracenia snacks

Creative and sadistic, at the same time!

RE: Sarracenia snacks

The weird thing is ,the ants in the beginning seemed to be more interested in the rim of the Sarr than the inside of the pitcher. I always though there was only wax on the rim.

RE: Sarracenia snacks

On many pitchers, the rim is the area where the nectar can be most plentiful...the wax is a trapping mechanism, more than an attractant.

RE: Sarracenia snacks

That would explain it.

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