Posted 2 months ago
Here are two photos of my two insect eaters, Dionaea muscipula and Sarracenia purpurea. The first from last summer and the second from this summer. D. m. closes rapidly its leaves around the insects, so they can't escape. I've seen it happen ! Fascinating ! Then the insects are dissolved and digested. S. p. drownes the insects in its funnels in a mixture of rainwater, enzymes and bacteria with which it lives in symbiosis. Then they're dissolved and digested. They both love to be outside in the garden, catching insects all summer. Fertilizer and tap water are poison to them. They must be planted in a mixture of pure spagnum and perlit and alway have rain water in their saucers. D. m. must be inside the house by a window in winter, but S. p. can stay outside in temperatures down to - 15 C.