Perry is now OPEN! What a fabulous flower! And Perry's internal temperature is hot, hot, hot!
The Gustavaus web site says: We thank the St. Peter, Minnesota Fire Department for the loan of an infrared imaging camera for tracking Perry’s surging thermal fervor. The images that are linked show the device in use, Perry’s infrared glow (with Paul and Brian Saulnier as thermal reference objects), and the ring of fire in the region of Perry’s spadix just above the upper limit of her/his female flowers.