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By idwaneo
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#358823
Hello, can someone list some of the most common or possible reasons why a trap can become black?

Thanks
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By optique
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need photos to really see whats up, but the traps do not live forever(can only close 2-4 times) and they turn black when plant reclaims energy in the leaf.
By oval
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#358832
Sometimes it catches prey that is too big for that particular trap and it turns black, starting in the area where the prey touches the trap.
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By Matt
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oval wrote:Sometimes it catches prey that is too big for that particular trap and it turns black, starting in the area where the prey touches the trap.
Yep. And any hard-shelled insects will typically turn the trap black too.

Also, age is the most common reason traps turn black.
By idwaneo
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#358863
I gave snail to a new just open trap. And it became black. Although I savagely remove the shell from the snail :roll:

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