FlyTrap Hunter wrote:LoL. The Venusians brought the fly traps here in their space ships.
I believe the video expressed that these poachers are very poor and desperate. That's why they steal and sale the fly traps.
We are not like that so we don't understand it.
It seems like they are trimming off dead leaves. But more than likely as . Sundewwolf said, they are actors. He would just be cutting and not knowing what he was doing. That video was likely produced by a wildlife officer or a group. Seems strange to cut the fly trap the way he does. But notice the guy says that looks like a 30 cent piece.
The Sarracenia were pretty sweet!
I've heard the space ship theory on the origins of the flytraps for many years now so I'm not going to knock the guy for his new age beliefs (unless proven otherwise by evolutionary science) as silly as they may sound when spoken aloud.
Those black guys are very poor so a few extra bucks mean a lot. He even said he spreads the seeds around so there will be future plants to harvest. Ranger Roid gets to bust them and the buyers every so often to justify his salary/benefits so he is as dependent on the bad guys continuing to do bad things for his livelihood as the bad guys are on the flytraps continuing to exist for harvesting.
I personally enjoy my robust ever dividing giant cultivars much more than my puny "typicals" as I imagine most hobbyist do also so hopefully the demand for wild caught going into the future will be next to nothing.