Table 4. Surfaces responsible for the capture of ants in N. alata with a dry or wetted peristome (5-min observations of M. barbarus ants placed individually on the pitchers)
Fallen from
Peristome/wax (no. legs on peristome)
Peristome condition n Lid Peristome only 5 4 3 2 1 Wax only Not fallen No peristome visit
Dry 60 - - - - 1 3 38 4 13 1
Wet 60 1 22 3 7 8 1 3 - 4 11