Dionaea muscipula 'Alien'

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Dionaea muscipula 'Alien'

by Matt » Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:57 am

I finally got around to taking some photos of my 'Alien' Venus fly trap and I created a page here on FlytrapCare for the official cultivar:
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This is my first growing season with it and I'm really liking this plant. The traps are much larger than I thought they'd be. The teeth on it look awesome. The crazy number of little trigger hairs at the bottom of each trap are really cool.

Below are some photos I took. Enjoy!
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Re: Dionaea muscipula 'Alien'

by dantt99 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:05 am

That's a very nice Alien! Any idea if/when it will be TC'ed and auctioned/sold?

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Re: Dionaea muscipula 'Alien'

by markus13 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:26 am

WOW! I want one! When might they be available. It's got that bean shaped "alien" head, that is just too cool!

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Re: Dionaea muscipula 'Alien'

by Dubstep13 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:27 am

its teeth are sick though~ thats a nice plant, when will it be available?
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Re: Dionaea muscipula 'Alien'

by Daniel_G » Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:55 am

As i said last time i saw this Imagine that impaling power!

As the other Daniel said, when are you likely to be TC'ing it? And if you do, let me know to start saving fo a culture of it :D
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Re: Dionaea muscipula 'Alien'

by FBIMOBSTER » Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:58 pm

Man Matt the traps are BIG and the teeth look WICKiD!! :o Some of the BEST pics. of the Alien I've seen! I'VE GOT TO GET ONE!!! GREAT PICS. Matt +++++

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Re: Dionaea muscipula 'Alien'

by Nats » Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:09 pm

That's a really cool looking FT.
I love everything about it ;)

And yes, I want one too!! :)
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Re: Dionaea muscipula 'Alien'

by Nats » Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:42 pm

Who sells these?
Did you get this one from eBay?
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Re: Dionaea muscipula 'Alien'

by jht-union » Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:00 pm

I'm impressed, it looks really like an alien, i like it. :)


Nats wrote:Who sells these?
Did you get this one from eBay?


Not sure, but i think most of the VFT's Matt has is because he does private businesses with other VFT cultivators around the world, trading i guess. But Matt knows who to contact to get the info so that he can contact the one that has the real VFT, and there you go this is how i think Matt obtains freaky VFT's like VFT alien! :)
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Re: Dionaea muscipula 'Alien'

by Matt » Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:12 pm

Thanks everyone for the comments!
dantt99 wrote:Any idea if/when it will be TC'ed and auctioned/sold?

markus13 wrote:When might they be available.

Dubstep13 wrote:thats a nice plant, when will it be available?

Daniel_G wrote:when are you likely to be TC'ing it?

Hah, sounds like an echo chamber on this thread :) I'm trying to get it in TC as soon as possible, as I do with all clones that I know many people will want. I hope to do so this year, but I haven't had success yet. This is the only plant I have, so there isn't a lot of tissue to work with and I don't want to cut too many leaves off of it. I've already cut two really nice ones off. The good news is that even though I haven't gotten this clone into TC yet, I have gotten lots of other really nice clones in TC this spring, so you all will have plenty of other things to add to your collection while waiting for an 'Alien' :D
Nats wrote:Who sells these?
Did you get this one from eBay?

No, no one in the US sells this clone yet. I got it in a trade with the European grower who registered it with the ICPS.
jht-union wrote:Not sure, but i think most of the VFT's Matt has is because he does private businesses with other VFT cultivators around the world, trading i guess.

Yes, that's right. Most of my plants originate through trades. I usually try to "go to the source" (i.e. the person that registered it) to get the clones I like that aren't available in the US.
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Re: Dionaea muscipula 'Alien'

by Shes Crofty » Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:26 pm

I like aliens..

Those photos are awesome..! Can't wait to get my hands on one of those. Love the long traps.

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Re: Dionaea muscipula 'Alien'

by jht-union » Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:13 pm

Matt wrote:Yes, that's right. Most of my plants originate through trades. I usually try to "go to the source" (i.e. the person that registered it) to get the clones I like that aren't available in the US.


I'm glad i was right! :)

It would be great if i can get a hold of a weird VFT like Alien, i have a relative(sister) that is traveling in europe, do you by any chance have anyone in Rome, italy who has weird VFT's like alien? How about germany(Potsdam)? aditionally i have a relative in Potsdam germany who works for the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, which knows about VFT's and have worked with them before( i was told) so i'm finally going to have a conversation with him when my sist reaches Potsdam in late july! as far as i know he knows people that grows VFT's (it would make sense if he works for that institute :lol: )! I doubt my sist will help, but i won't lose anything trying, what if i can really get a hold of some, or seeds! :)
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Re: Dionaea muscipula 'Alien'

by Matt » Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:27 pm

jht-union wrote:It would be great if i can get a hold of a weird VFT like Alien, i have a relative(sister) that is traveling in europe, do you by any chance have anyone in Rome, italy who has weird VFT's like alien? How about germany(Potsdam)?

Sorry, but can't say I know anyone in either location.
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Re: Dionaea muscipula 'Alien'

by Jaws » Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:39 pm

Awesome pics, i really like the Alien cultivar.

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Re: Dionaea muscipula 'Alien'

by victor » Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:12 pm

Nice pics! they look so kool
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