Red Pitcher

By Ramon Planas

€200

 

 When I cut my briars I’m thinking in the pipe I’ll like to carve. In this case, you can see briar skin in the top of the bowl and the shank, beautiful straight grain all around and bird eyes at the bottom.

Freehand hand carved without any late. High tobacco capacity for large smokes. Ergonomic form to fit well in your hand.

This briar wood has been dried and seasoned during seventeen years and was dug in the forest hills surrounding the Mediterranean sea in Barcelona.

Black acrylic stem with a decorative white strip and a teflon cone.

I sign all pipes with my trade mark brand: a little circle piece of “antalis” (a genus of tusk shell) and Mediterranean red coral inside.


Length: 150 mm

Height :60 mm

Bowl depth: 40 mm

Bowl diameter: 20 mm

Weight: 54 gr

 

This pipe reminds me to: 

 RED PITCHER CARNIVOROUS PLANT

Pitcher plants are several different carnivorous plants which have modified leaves known as pitfall traps, a prey-trapping mechanism featuring a deep cavity filled with digestive liquid, the traps of what are considered to be a “true” pitcher plants are created from modified leaves; however they are not simply folded into a tube, and the process is far more complex.

Foraging, flying or crawling insects such as flies are attracted to the cavity formed by the cupped leaf, often by visual lures such as anthocyanin pigments, and nectar bribes. The rim of the pitcher (peristone) is slippery, when moistened by condensation or nectar, causing insects to fall into the trap. Pitcher plants may also contain waxy sales, protruding aldehyde crystals, cuticular folds, inward and downward pointing (retrorse) hairs, or guard-cell-originating lunate cells on the inside of the pitcher to ensure that insects cann’t  climb out.

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