Neps as Bat Houses???

by CaRNUCOPIA

Just read an article the other day talking about bats in Borneo roosting and defecating in Nepenthes rafflesiana elongata. I’ve heard of Nepenthes such as N. lowii and N. jamban having pitchers adapted to catch bird poo but never heard of an animal like a bat actually roosting in aerial pitchers. Pretty interesting stuff. I love how nature is so adaptable. Seems like they’re discovering something new everyday over there in Borneo. I REALLY need to get there one of these days. Anywho, here’s the article:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9372000/9372874.stm