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Author Topic: sweet caapi leaf nectar  (Read 417 times)

ONandONandON

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sweet caapi leaf nectar
« on: May 16, 2020, 02:31:28 am »

i think someone else here recently mentioned some resin coming from their caapi leaf...
i noticed some resin on leaves of different caapi plants.. taste sweet like honeysuckle!
b.caapi 'orinhos' (<i misspell that?) first it's a clear liquid, evaporates into yellow syrup.

b.caapi 'ceilo'

>>pan to the right >>> and back up ^.^
(sorry for big photos, i blame imagebb :P
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Re: sweet caapi leaf nectar
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2020, 05:23:55 pm »

Tasty stuff. Comes from the extrafloral nectaries, and ants seem attracted to it.
The droplets glow under backlight, at least with my cielo.
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Re: sweet caapi leaf nectar
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2020, 06:28:37 am »

The first time I cut a section of vine off my plant after it was some years old it oozed out sweet dark necar and you bet I sucked it up it was delicious tasted like molasses...I haven't been able to replicate the oozing experience since wouldn't mind sucking on some vine again lol.
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Re: sweet caapi leaf nectar
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2020, 05:09:58 pm »

interesting maybe larger vines could be 'tapped' similar to maple trees.. ive heard of grape vines being tapped.
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Re: sweet caapi leaf nectar
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2020, 11:50:19 pm »

That would be amazing  8)
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Re: sweet caapi leaf nectar
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2020, 04:56:33 pm »

Tasty stuff. Comes from the extrafloral nectaries, and ants seem attracted to it.
The droplets glow under backlight, at least with my cielo.

That implies a conjugated pi system, probably the beta-carbolines, has anyone noticed an effect from the nectar?
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Re: sweet caapi leaf nectar
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2020, 07:41:34 pm »

Haven't been able to replicate it to collect the juice

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