Besides FT's does any other CP move??

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Besides FT's does any other CP move??

by Nats » Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:57 pm

FT's have obvious, and much fun to watch, movement.
I am wondering, does any other CP have movement?
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Re: Besides FT's does any other CP move??

by Grey » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:14 pm

Some sundews slowly curl their tentacles of their prey and I believe Aldrovanda have a similar trapping system to venus fly traps... as for others I'm not sure. I know of a non-carnivorous plant that folds its leaves together when it picks up vibrations.

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Re: Besides FT's does any other CP move??

by David F » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:23 pm

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.
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Re: Besides FT's does any other CP move??

by Grey » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:24 pm

I'd thought of utricularia (bladderworts); they do actively move as their bladders open and create a vaccume which sucks stuff in... they are so tiny it's difficult to see, though. Fascinating nonetheless!

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Re: Besides FT's does any other CP move??

by David F » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:29 pm

Haha yup, I saw that in a CP book, tiny pictures some pretty cool 3d pictures and they looked like little VFTs! :D
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Re: Besides FT's does any other CP move??

by RL7836 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:47 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.
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Re: Besides FT's does any other CP move??

by jht-union » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:15 pm

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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Re: Besides FT's does any other CP move??

by bananaman » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:47 pm

Utrics have a vacuum/lobster pot trap (depends on species), some sundews move tentacles/leaves, some butterworts can move their leaves to make a "pool" of enzymes under the prey.

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Re: Besides FT's does any other CP move??

by HeliLover » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:50 pm

drosophyllum dont move


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