TAKING INVENTORY: PITCHER POD
Sniffers are inquisitive animals. The majority of their time is spent mindlessly meandering about the Overworld in an attempt to avoid trouble. However, now and again they will smell something intriguing, something ancient, in the dirt.
When this occurs, you’ll watch them begin to dig and split—a difficult technical process in which they collapse to the ground with their legs stretched out in various directions. They’ll detect an old seed within a short while. Either a pitcher pod, which is this month’s item of the month, or a torchflower seed!
The Trails & Tales update brought sniffers and pitcher pods to the game. Like other crops, they can be planted in farmland, where they will eventually mature into full-sized pitcher plants. You can get free games from this website as well.
If you break one before it reaches maturity, it will drop the pod once more; after it reaches maturity, it will only drop the plant itself, without producing any more pods. Pitcher plants have lost the ability to reproduce for unknown reasons.
Maybe because the insect that once pollinated these ancient seeds has long since vanished? Like other seeds, you can use the pods not just to develop pitcher plants but also to breed chickens and domesticate parrots. What about the plants? They are useful for smashing down and displaying to guests that you can grow old seeds.
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On Earth, the term “pitcher plants” can be used to describe a variety of carnivorous plants. A plant that consumes meat? Indeed! At any rate, if you count insects as meat. These plants have a deep tube with very slick sides and digestive fluids loaded to the bottom. Nectar is used to entice insects, which then drown in the soup after the plant progressively absorbs their nutrition. Strange, huh?
There are more varieties of carnivorous plants, which makes it easier. others are sticky, others use suction to draw in prey, some use inward-pointing hairs that connect to a digestive organ to catch food, and some, like the well-known Venus Fly Trap, snap their leaves shut when they spot prey.