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Earwig Hotel

Posted by ltecato 9 (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 20, 09 at 16:50

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

Earwig in S. purpurea


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RE: Earwig Hotel

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


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

Carnage

Carnage

Carnage

Hungry D. aliciae

Hungry D. regia


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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.


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


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

Here is a link that might be useful: Discount Hotels


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