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post #31 of 34 Old 03-04-2014, 08:29 AM
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post #32 of 34 Old 03-04-2014, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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I tested this one. This works.

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37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b]

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I wish they made VFTs that got fist-sized heads on them. I know they have giant strains but I want one big enough I can call it Seymour!
I was actually just reading a hypothesis as to why the traps don't get that large. Well not really a true hypothesis; more like conjecture. Anyway, it seems the mechanism that causes the traps to spring doesn't quite work as it should in the large cultivars like B52, Ginormous, and King Henry. The traps close slower or one side closes before another. That might be the reason traps never evolved large enough to eat a bird or small dog.
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From what I've seen, in nature, the traps can be as long as 2". The biggest I've ever seen them from my collection has been ~1". The traps of some Asian pitcher plants can be big enough to trap small amphibians, reptiles, and rodents.

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37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b]

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