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I will try to keep this brief, but the back story behind DAPH (demon alien parasite hair) is pretty lengthy...
I received a venus fly trap several weeks ago from an Amazon seller. I noticed a dead little vine on it when I was potting, so I tried to pull it off, however it was firmly attached so i left it alone. Moments later, I sat VFT down in his new outdoor home with the included spghanum moss and noticed the "vine" was moving autonomously. Obviously freaked out i investigated, and discovered DAPH appeared to be growing out of the rhizome like a regular leaf. I posted in several VFT groups, and no one has ever seen anything like this before. We hypothesized that DAPH could be a mutated trigger hair or remains of a digestive tract of a former trap. I was partially satisfied with these responses, checking on DAPH daily, thinking fondly of her. That is until yesterday.... when I very quickly discovered a DAPH JR on a leaf that mama DAPH had just been wrapped around... i now feel like an idiot and believe DAPH is a parasite... ive also realized the "cat hair" I've been finding is most likely baby DAPHs. Pictures and videos of baby DAPHs are taken with a macro lens and zoom, as they are hard to see with the naked eye. I'm also concerned that a parasite is now growing on my brain stem, while I've never touched DAPH besides the first encounter, I've been very up close and personal with tweezers. Please help me figure out if this is in fact a parasite.
(DAPH likes wet sphagnum moss, which is why i put it on the baby DAPHs before poking with tweezers. She seems to get crunchy if she dries out)
I've asked in plant groups, CP groups, bug groups, the seller himself, and no one has ever seen this before...please help!