Alien Venus fly trap - Ridiculous!

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Alien Venus fly trap - Ridiculous!

by Matt » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:20 pm

In another thread people were asking for photos of my mother Alien flytrap after I mentioned how insane it looks right now. This is the largest Alien flytrap I've ever seen. The largest traps are 1.75" or so and look like Vienna sausage hot dog buns :) I get a good chuckle every time I look at this plant :lol: I hope you do too!
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Re: Alien Venus fly trap - Ridiculous!

by Cory » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:27 pm

Nice plant Matt.. Good growing

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Re: Alien Venus fly trap - Ridiculous!

by happiness » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:40 pm

Wow.. So jealous! Hope they are in stock next spring!!

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by Brildayr » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:47 pm

Nice!

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by Droseracloner314 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:43 am

Holy cow! That is insane! I cant wait for mine to be that massive! How old is that one Matt? Dang that's massive

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Re: Alien Venus fly trap - Ridiculous!

by buick231 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:46 am

Holy $hit. Nice job. Going to have to create a predator plant next.

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by Droseracloner314 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:53 am

I would waste an exhorbent amount of money on that plant! Absolute insanity!

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Re: Alien Venus fly trap - Ridiculous!

by Kevonicus » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:50 am

Absolute insanity!

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by sbrooks » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:52 am

Somebody call Sigourney Weaver!
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by antoinemoore90 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:06 am

Great growing Matt thanks for showing what Dionaea 'Alien' is made of.

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Re: Alien Venus fly trap - Ridiculous!

by Droseracloner314 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:27 pm

sbrooks wrote:Somebody call Sigourney Weaver!


"we need to blow it out of the gosh darn airlock" immediately what I thought when obese this pic!

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Re: Alien Venus fly trap - Ridiculous!

by Matt » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:07 pm

Droseracloner314 wrote:How old is that one Matt?

I just took a look at my growlist and it appears that I got my first Alien in September 2010, so that means I've been growing that plant for 3 years. It was very small when I received it and was still fairly small this spring. But once I put it in the New Zealand long fibered sphagnum this spring, it really took off!

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Re: Alien Venus fly trap - Ridiculous!

by poppashark » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:06 pm

Wow Matt, that's a great looking plant!! Do these still have the three triggers on each side? Or do they grow more to compensate for the size?
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Re: Alien Venus fly trap - Ridiculous!

by Matt » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:36 pm

poppashark wrote:Do these still have the three triggers on each side? Or do they grow more to compensate for the size?

They usually have a few more than 3 large trigger hairs on each lobe and then tons of very small ones sprinkled along the mid-rib of the trap. I do not know if the smaller ones are active or not. Here is a photo from the store for reference:
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Re: Alien Venus fly trap - Ridiculous!

by pieguy452 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:03 am

That alien is massive :shock:

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