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By Nats
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Joined:  Fri May 13, 2011 1:53 pm
FT's have obvious, and much fun to watch, movement.
I am wondering, does any other CP have movement?
By David F
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Drosera Burmanii has snap tentacles that move rather quickly when trigered, they are the dewless stubs at the end of the leaves. I think the ones called bladderworts are like aquatic-mini venus flytraps.
By David F
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Haha yup, I saw that in a CP book, tiny pictures some pretty cool 3d pictures and they looked like little VFTs! :D
By RL7836
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Joined:  Tue May 18, 2010 2:56 pm
Utrics are said to have the most evolved / complex trapping mechanism of all CPs. Some of the largest traps can get to ~1/4" and are easy to observe. Check out U. arnhemica or U. humboldtii.
By jht-union
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VFT's move, utricularias, droseras,Drosophyllum, pinguiculas(some of them, like moctezumae), i don't know any other CP.

About the utricularias, i'm growing 2 utricularias both U.inflata in petri-dish with rain water, and i'm using a light bulb for light. They are very interesting plants to look at with a digital microscope. i took some pictures of them, search for microscopic pics or something! ;)

Also i have been working with larvae, which is easy to get with all the trays i use with my plants. and i put them with the utrics, i'm working on recording a microscopic video of a utricularia catching an insect, i haven't been lucky yet to see that in person, but everytime i look at the utrics there's always a larvae in a trap. I hope i'm able someday to see how it catch it, and record a video. Larvaes are the food for my utrics because mosquitoes lay their eggs in the water all the time, so they have a feast all the time!
Here's a pic from weeks ago, the head is stuck in the trap, i will be taking more pics soon! :):
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