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Old 03-18-2010, 07:47 PM   #1
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Guess what this carnivorous plant doesn't eat the shrew just its droppings.

Giant meat-eating plants prefer to eat tree shrew poo
http://action.biologicaldiversity.or..._NepGrower.jpg
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:28 PM   #2
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You rock milkweed!!! This totally grabbed my attention, "The findings should radically alter how we look at these plants," he says.
He believes there is much we still have to learn about the true habits of carnivorous plants.
They suspect another highland species, N. ephippiata, likely feeds on faeces too, as may a huge meat-eating plant called N. attenboroughii which was only discovered last year.
In the lowlands of Borneo, bats roost in the pitchers of yet more Nepenthes species, suggesting these plants may too feed off the faeces of other small mammals." I've got N. rajah and N. ephippiata. We have a new pet rat. I'm going to experiment a little bit. Instead of putting a plump cricket in a pitcher every once in a while.... I'll plop some rat turds in to see what happens. Beats the heck out of driving to PetSmart to buy crickets. I can't believe none of my carnie friends mentioned this...
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:42 PM   #3
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I shouldn't added carnivorous plant to the title. I think your the only one who's looked at it.

Good luck with the rat poo.
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:14 PM   #4
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I was directed here. What's shrew poo look like?
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:06 AM   #5
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I was wondering the very same thing-
Prevention and control of damage caused by shrews
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Shrew feces are often corkscrew-shaped
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Here’s a photo of a shrew using a pitcher as a toilet, feces. Some really pink and cute baby photos, http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/..._pdf/-char/ja/. The internet seems to be fresh out of shrew poop photos.
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:14 PM   #7
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Great article. Nectar goes in end and plant food comes out the other.
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