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    i'm just wondering.. how does a devil claw catch insect? or prey.

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    if i know my botany, kinda like a ping or dew? Am i right guys?
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    Yeah, you are.

    It has tons of sticky hairs, which secrete a strong and smelly goop, on big (almost pumpkin like in my eyes) leaves.

    It is not carnivorous though, i.e. doesnt digest prey.
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    I've seen pictures of the flowers. That alone is worth cultivating them.

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    Barry Rice's page on Devil's claws inlcuding some nice photos.

    ICPS seedbank guide on Devil's claws - more nice photos

    Update: Neat site on Devil's claws I just found (note: a source of seeds is list on this webpage):

    http://waynesword.palomar.edu/ww0801.htm
    Last edited by Not a Number; 12-29-2007 at 05:18 PM. Reason: neat site

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    Quote Originally Posted by obregon562 View Post
    Yeah, you are.

    It has tons of sticky hairs, which secrete a strong and smelly goop, on big (almost pumpkin like in my eyes) leaves.

    It is not carnivorous though, i.e. doesnt digest prey.
    how sure are you frankie? Ive read (here) that it hasnt been proven for either way. Why would a plant produce something if it doesnt benefit it? Ma Nature wouldnt do that i dont think. Is there any proof?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuddhistAdam View Post
    how sure are you frankie? Ive read (here) that it hasnt been proven for either way. Why would a plant produce something if it doesnt benefit it? Ma Nature wouldnt do that i dont think. Is there any proof?
    See Barry's FAQ link in my earlier post:
    I have grown this plant to flower a number of times, and while I could see insects being captured by the leaves I was not impressed. Furthermore, I have tested this plant for digestive enzymes using the simple film-emulsion test and have found absolutely no indication of enzyme production. Nor have I seen symbiotic bugs living on them, performing the digestion as is seen on Roridula and other carnivorous plants (although this kind of study done in the plant's native range would be very interesting).

    In a nutshell, there is no good evidence that this is anything other than just another sticky plant.

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    Guess I need to read more clearly!
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