"The mission of the New England Carnivorous Plant Society shall be to share, to gain knowledge of, and to achieve expertise in all phases of growing, education, appreciation, and conservation of carnivorous plants in both culture and in native habitats."
Don Gallant will give a presentation titled “CP Samples - Collection, testing and Results”. This talk covers the collection of water samples where carnivorous plants grow, cataloging and testing the water for pH and TDS, and displaying the results along with author’s comments.
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September 5 - 6 Annual NECPS Carnivorous Plant Show
This Plant Feasts on More than 6,000 Insects an Hour
Carnivorous plant adhesive helps cells stick - Jun 13, 2015 by Webmaster
Chemistryworld - The adhesive used by carnivorous sundew plants to trap insects may one day find use as a cell-friendly scaffold in tissue engineering, researchers in the US have shown. The properties of the material have previously been exploited in the pharmaceutical and food industry without being properly understood, but new structural and chemical analysis suggests more uses and points the way towards synthetically produced bio-inspired mimics.
Sundews (Drosera sp.) obtain nitrogen and phosphorus from insects, trapping them with a bioadhesive secreted by glands on their leaves. Researchers have previously observed that the adhesive is biocompatible and highly viscoelastic, but until now its composition has remained a mystery.