German photographer Christian Ziegler captures images of the warm-cut plant killers on Borneo (Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia) during his discovery on the island.
>>>Surprise with the creature in the warm lid
According to National Geographic magazine (USA) on January 28, German photographer Christian Ziegler (born in 1972) is a man who loves nature and is particularly impressed with the ' pitiful carnivorous world'. with the prey.
In the 'carnivorous kingdom' , Nepenthes genus in Asia has 240 species, inhabiting mainly poor nutrient remote areas. As a result, these pitcher plants evolved leaves shaped like pitchers filled with chemical liquids to digest the unfortunate prey.
However, according to Christian Ziegler, the world of warming plants also contains other interesting things, which are mutually beneficial symbiotic relationships for some animals such as ants, snails, frogs, mice. and even bat species.
Nepenthes biclacarata - (Photo: National Geographic / Christian Ziegler)
It is the case that ants get bile from leaf stalks, while chasing beetles biting the warm buds and pulling the decaying insects away from the bottle, to avoid making the jar damaged.
Or is it the case that the walls of the pitcher lid are a safe place for snails or egg-laying frogs, or shrews to visit the pitcher plants to enjoy bile and defecation into the pitcher cap to provide more nourishment. substances for plants.
Even more unique is the case of bats choosing a warm tree to make a house, sleeping in a vase and defecating in the daytime, and nourishing trees, and at night flying out to feed.
'I am really surprised and amazed at the world of warm plants in Borneo island along with their unique living behaviors in harsh environments' - Christian Ziegler told National Geographic.
Frogs climb up the warm lid of the plant Nepenthes tentaculata chooses to lay eggs - (Photo: National Geographic / Christian Ziegler)
Surprisingly, immunity mosquito larvae in the digestive fluids of Nepenthes rajah - (Photo: National Geographic / Christian Ziegler)
Ants live in symbiosis in tentacles of warm lid Nepenthes biclacarata - (Photo: National Geographic / Christian Ziegler)
Ants larvae in the tentacles of the warm lid of Nepenthes biclacarata - (Photo by National Geographic / Christian Ziegler)
Symbiosis of Tupaia montana shrews and Nepenthes rajah - (Photo: National Geographic / Christian Ziegler)