October 19, 2003

Drosera Carpensis

In my battle to eliminate tiny flies that find my pepper plants tasty, I have gotten another weapon. The flytrap I bought last week is not too good against the small aphid-sized flies. On Saturday I went to Amsterdam and bought a Sundew plant. This remarkable carnivorous plant has hundreds of hairs covering the leaves, each one with a little droplet of sticky nectar. Insects are attracted to them and on touching the hairs, get stuck to it. They eventually die, and the plant digests the hapless creature. So far after a day, the plant has dozens of litle flies already, so I think my peppers can now survive bug-free for another season! Posted by Ben at October 19, 2003 11:24 PM

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An interesting read! I'll consider what you said over my christmas holidays. I want Shadowed (Alias (Paperback)) for Christmas!

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