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    isnt that what they do in neps they put out enzymes in the pitchers and Sundews produce enzymes in the glands that are part of the sticky substance??

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    I think the article lists it as a definite possibility- it seems to suggest that the thing is quai-carnivorous at LEAST just from observation of a few things, and that study needed to be done to see whether or not the plants was actually "eating" bugs itself, but that it obviously attracted (to som eextent) and seemingly killed insects, just the "what does it kill them for, and if it does in fact EAT them, then how" part has to be sussed out

    EDIT I guess I could have put my own thoughts in that post too, eh??

    VERY interesting.. I, too, was thinking that there must be some sort of CPs in there, but a new genus would be something indeed- to me it looks like the plant could be a "missing link" of sorts between Byblis and Pinguicula but that's just my impressions from the ppicture.. cool stuff indeed tho, thanks for sharing Barry
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    Very interesting report, Barry. Please keep us all updated on any new developments.
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    wow very interesting when i first herd of "the lost world" i was hopeing for them to find a giant VFT or some of the "mythical" carnivorous plants lol

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    Who know's, this could be a seedling.

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    hmm it could be... imagine it could have stages.... (theirs another carnivorous plant that goes through a Carnivorous plant stage... then it grows out of it... )

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    Barry is preparing for his trip, so he asked me to post this.

    I have a very exciting update on these plants.
    Barry said he has been on the phone all day today. They have been testing this plant extensively since the expedition.

    THEY HAVE CONFIRMED IT TO BE CARNIVOROUS!!

    That's not the only thing either.

    The leaf shows motion. The leaves curl up entirely in an astonishing 25 seconds---even
    the longest leaves, which are more than six inches long. This was not
    noticed before because the activity only occurs at night. Evening-foraging
    insects, especially soft-bodied centipedes, are the main prey. When the prey is in the center of the leaf, Barbs are shot through the hairs into the victim. With the victim unable to escape, the leaf begins to roll up. As the victim comes in contact with each hair it too fires, until the victim is secured by hundreds of barbs. It then injects the victim with the digestive fluid, causing an almost instant death. The triggers are still unknown.

    The news gets better.

    They have finalized a conservancy plan. The team has dug up all the plants found at the site. They felt that with the new discoveries this plant was in danger of being lost as the area is logged and settled. They decided that the plants are much safer with the cp growers than at the site. If in the future, the laws are changed and the site is listed as a preserve the plants will be reintroduced back into the wild. Eighty percent of the plants have been shipped to Barry. They should arrive early next week. Barry was asked to distribute them as he sees fit. He only wants these plants to go to serious growers only. So to insure that, there will be a $350 fee for each plant. Since Barry is out of town he asked me to take the orders. We don't know how many plants are on the way, so they will be distributed first come first serve. If you are interested send me an email at voodoodancer@gmail.com. Your name will be put on the list. The plants will be sent out as soon as Barry receives your money and your check clears.

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    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG omG omG omg oMGA AHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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    Sorry for my excitedness... but im around for their to be a new CP discovery... will this be avalible to the Europeans to? or just usa people?

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