Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Insect eaters ...

In Photographs > Show & Tell.
Photographs52 of 4934old architecture vs. gravity, + time, = ...?6 Months Pass Spring Into Fall With Peaches! :^D
5
Love it
0
Like it

auraaura loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
WatchsearcherWatchsearcher loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
AnythingObscureAnythingObscure loves this.
See 3 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 2 months ago

    Golgatha
    (122 items)

    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.

    logo
    Photographs
    See all
    100 Vintage Photo Slides Kodak & Others 1950s-90s Amateur Film Old Pictures Lot
    100 Vintage Photo Slides Kodak & Ot...
    $15
    1920s Vintage Photo - Barbara Stanwyck - Ziegfeld Follies Beautiful Flapper Girl
    1920s Vintage Photo - Barbara Stanw...
    $8
    ambrotype confederate civil war soldier
    ambrotype confederate civil war sol...
    $172
    Marilyn Monroe by John Florea 1953 Original Negative Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
    Marilyn Monroe by John Florea 1953 ...
    $92
    logo
    100 Vintage Photo Slides Kodak & Others 1950s-90s Amateur Film Old Pictures Lot
    100 Vintage Photo Slides Kodak & Ot...
    $15
    See all

    Comments

    1. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 2 months ago
      Your insect eaters are magnificent!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.