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    The weight of the mouse would probably bend the trap so much that it would die.

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    I've never seen a VFT with a trap 2 inches long nor have I heard of someone finding one in the wild or posting a photo of of one. What cultivars are you reading on with this "attainable size"?

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    the B52 clone can reach trap sizes of over 2 inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nepenthes gracilis View Post
    What cultivars are you reading on with this "attainable size"?


    The ones that come in contact with some TGRI mutagen ooze... duh.



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    The ones that come in contact with some TGRI mutagen ooze... duh.
    Andrew, you need to activate the post rating system so I can mod that up.


    More on topic: If we assume all optimal conditions, what's the best that can happen?

    Let's say we're dealing with a trap that can close around the pinkie and that the trap wont be crushed or otherwise immediately damaged by the presence of the prey. What's the mechanism that you're proposing take place to facilitate the digestion of the pinkey?
    Pinkies, and I believe our resident herp folks will agree, are pretty high in fat content. In the past, every time I've seen someone feed something fatty to a VFT, the trap ends up rotten (or just opens back up again.)

    While I think it's highly unlikely that even under optimal conditions anything positive would come out of it, some of you may be consoled by the fact that there have been recordings from prominent members in the CP community of VFTs catching and eating vertebrates. One of my favorite examples is when one of Bob Z's VFTs caught and successfully consumed a treefrog, leaving only a skeleton. It's on these forums, feel free to search for it.
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    Well, it's got to be fast enough to close fast enough (damn I feel redundant tonight) to catch something like a pinkie (even though pinkies are slow...)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nepfreak View Post
    the B52 clone can reach trap sizes of over 2 inches.
    Exactly. And guys I'm not sying he would digest it, I'm just saying that A PLANT COULD KILL A MOUSE. That just proves they're evil sadistic KILLERS!!!!!

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    Okay, there may be traps long enough; but what about breadth? A 2 inch trap would not be able to wrap completely around a pinkie and even if it was it would not be able hold it there long enough for it to be "murdered."

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