Midian is where the monsters live

Everything is true. God's an Astronaut. Oz is Over the Rainbow, and Midian is where the monsters live.
you can call me vicious, im 27 and a piercer with 13 yrs experience.. crafter extraordinaire you can find me on etsy.. student of alchemy, Mayan descent, happily married.. i dwell in a lovely little home in new orleans..

jeremiahsplants:

Nepenthes nigra

jeremiahsplants:

Nepenthes nigra

snuzi:

Nepenthes sanguinea.

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versipelle:

My beautiful new baby carnivorous plants.

Sarracenia x readii (Read’s pitcher plant)
Sarracenia purpurea var. venosa (Purple pitcher plant)
Dionaea muscipula (Venus fly trap)
Drosera capensis (Cape sundew)

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blondeisawesome:

Carnivorous plant garden

blondeisawesome:

Carnivorous plant garden

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understorey:

An Inside Look at Pitcher Plants
A pitcher plant’s work seems simple: their tube-shaped leaves catch and hold rainwater, which drowns the ants, beetles, and flies that stumble in. But the rainwater inside a pitcher plant is not just a malevolent dunking pool. It also hosts a complex system of aquatic life, including wriggling mosquito, flesh fly, and midge larvae; mites; rotifers; copepods; nematodes; and multicellular algae. These tiny organisms are crucial to the pitcher plant’s ability to process food. They create what scientists call a ‘processing chain’: when a bug drowns in the pitcher’s rainwater, midge larvae swim up and shred it to smaller pieces, bacteria eat the shredded pieces, rotifers eat the bacteria, and the pitcher plant absorbs the rotifers’ waste. But that’s not the whole story. Fly larvae are also eating the rotifers, midge larvae, and each other, and everybody eats bacteria. It’s a complex food web that shifts on the order of seconds.
Predicting food-web structure with metacommunity models
Image: http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/press-resources-inside-look-pitcher-plants-4113
Related:
Nepenthes pitfall traps are an anti-microbial environment

understorey:

An Inside Look at Pitcher Plants

A pitcher plant’s work seems simple: their tube-shaped leaves catch and hold rainwater, which drowns the ants, beetles, and flies that stumble in. But the rainwater inside a pitcher plant is not just a malevolent dunking pool. It also hosts a complex system of aquatic life, including wriggling mosquito, flesh fly, and midge larvae; mites; rotifers; copepods; nematodes; and multicellular algae. These tiny organisms are crucial to the pitcher plant’s ability to process food. They create what scientists call a ‘processing chain’: when a bug drowns in the pitcher’s rainwater, midge larvae swim up and shred it to smaller pieces, bacteria eat the shredded pieces, rotifers eat the bacteria, and the pitcher plant absorbs the rotifers’ waste. But that’s not the whole story. Fly larvae are also eating the rotifers, midge larvae, and each other, and everybody eats bacteria. It’s a complex food web that shifts on the order of seconds.

Predicting food-web structure with metacommunity models

Image: http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/press-resources-inside-look-pitcher-plants-4113

Related:

Nepenthes pitfall traps are an anti-microbial environment

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belfryoddities:

We just received a huge shipment of carnivorous terrariums! Lots of different Sundews, Venus Flytraps, Pings, Pitcher plants and Cobra lily!

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sh8na:

“Witches” by Txema Yeste for Numero China #17, April 2012

sh8na:

“Witches” by Txema Yeste for Numero China #17, April 2012

abruxaroxa:

How awesome is this?? 

You can learn about the artist HERE as well as see her other works and last but not least - you can check out the rest of her Practical Magic dollhouse HERE

Martha Stewart Halloween

It’s coming

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