Post by Jonathan Mejia on Sept 25, 2017 18:09:57 GMT -5
Sarracenia purpurea carnivore by proxy?
It is often said that Sarracenia purpurea doesn't produce digestive enzymes, and relies on a small aquatic ecosystem of organisms within each leaf to aide with digestion. A "carnivore by proxy" so to speak. However, a recent article is calling this into question, although the results were a bit inconclusive. Read all about it here: journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0181252#sec005
And here is a excerpt from the abstract:
"Pitchers fed with one sterilized ant had higher levels of acid phosphatase activity than unfed pitchers. Older pitchers were more responsive to feeding than young pitchers. Pitchers with high levels of microbes (on Day 5) had higher acid phosphatase activity than pitchers with low levels of microbes. However, fed pitchers were not more likely to have higher microbe levels and microbe levels were not related to pitcher age. "
One of the main issues is, the scientists never determined if the acid phosphotase in the pitchers were caused by microbes, or the pitcher plant itself!
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sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5