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Kathy Meyer
Kathy Meyer • 2 years ago

"This pitcher plant (Nepenthes rafflesiana elongata) has evolved a unique relationship with the small wooly bat. Instead of consuming insects like the chamber of most of its close relatives, this plant’s chamber provides the bat with a perfect place to roost during the day. The guano left behind by the bat provides the plant with all the nourishment it needs."

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This pitcher plant (Nepenthes rafflesiana elongata) has evolved a unique relationship with the small wooly bat. Instead of consuming insects like the chamber of most of its close relatives, this plant’s chamber provides the bat with a perfect place to roost during the day. The guano left behind by the bat provides the plant with all the nourishment it needs.

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More commonly known as Miss North’s Pitcher Plant the Nepenthes Northiana is a sedentary plant. What makes this plant so awesome? It’s big enough to eat rats. Yup, it doesn’t waste its time with insects, it eats rodents. #AWESOME

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Piezodorus Litoratus by Davide Rodilosso

The Flying Fox (Pteropus) is the largest bat in the world with a wingspan of up to six feet. As the name suggests, the head resembles that of a small fox because of the small ears and large eyes. They are found in Pulau Ubin, one of the islands off mainland Singapore.The picture above is of a Pemba Flying Fox, a species of Pteropus.