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By Panman
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So, in the USA, we have our Thanksgiving holiday coming up later this month. Thanksgiving is traditionally known as the excuse to gorge yourself on turkey, dressing (stuffing for you Yankees), and whatever else happens to land on the table. So, in honor of Thanksgiving, let’s see pictures of your plants gorging themselves or at least having the ability to do so.

Pictures for this contest will feature either your plant with evidence of it’s oversized, or at least ambitious kill (I have some snail shells in my traps) or your plant with a ginormous mouth, aka trap.

@Matt and Leah from The Flytrap Store are providing, appropriately enough, a Big Mouth flytrap as this month’s prize.
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From The Flytrap Store website:
The Big Mouth Venus Flytrap is prized for its large traps, deep color and neat growth habit. Unlike most Venus Flytraps that grow taller and thinner during the summer and can look a little "leggy" and unkempt, Big Mouth's leaves grow prostrate in a neat rosette close to the ground year round. Although Big Mouth, like most Venus Flytraps, can be capricious about when it displays its best color, when the traps do color up they become a very deep, almost purple red. That color combined with the oversized traps definitely sets Big Mouth apart from other Venus Flytrap clones.
Here are the rules:
1. It must be your own picture
2. You can only submit one photo for this contest
3. Pictures shared in previous contests are not eligible
4. The winner will be the entry with the highest number of thumbs up votes
5. This contest is open internationally, although there will be an alternate prize for international winners

So, show us your big mouths! Get your entries in early. The earlier you are in, the better chances you have of getting votes!
By Eventerminator
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This is the biggest prey my Venus Flytraps have caught so far. Its size is around the diameter of an Australian 20 cent coin. I don’t know what it is but my guess is that it might be a cricket?

Safe to say that it’s pretty big since they haven’t finished digesting it yet.
It had an antenna sticking out before.
It had an antenna sticking out before.
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Edited because I forgot I had already submitted this photo for a past contest... :shock: . Will upload another later today.
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I couldn't decide whether to put the flytrap tray loaded with spider legs waving in the air or this one. Honestly, flytraps digesting snails in their shell is a new one for me. If you look closely, you can see three traps with empty snail shells in them.
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Nepenthes0260 wrote: Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:57 pm Edited because I forgot I had already submitted this photo for a past contest... :shock: . Will upload another later today.
Where is it?
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Panman wrote: Fri Nov 05, 2021 6:11 pm
Nepenthes0260 wrote: Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:57 pm Edited because I forgot I had already submitted this photo for a past contest... :shock: . Will upload another later today.
Where is it?
Still looking :lol:. My plants have a surprisingly low amount of trapped insects on them this time of year.
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By MikeB
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Panman wrote: Fri Nov 05, 2021 6:10 pm Honestly, flytraps digesting snails in their shell is a new one for me. If you look closely, you can see three traps with empty snail shells in them.
Some of my plants have developed quite a taste for escargot.
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