* Well, I recently moved to Austin for the summer (I live in Rochester, NY for school).
* So I decided to consolidate many of my of my pitcher plants and VFTs into a small windowbox "bog". *The replanting, and moving outside triggered many of my VFTs traps. *This is usually not a big deal, as they will open up later. *A couple hours after my replanting, I check on my plants to find one trap has shut and sealed. *I figured this was just set off by wind, like many others, but accidentaly went into digestion mode.
* So I decide to cut it off, so as not to cause needless energy drain from the plant. *Being curious, I pry open the trap I just cut off. *I didn't really expect anything (there was some shagnum hanging out of the trap) *So to my surprise, there is some strange brightly colored insect in there. *It looks like a spikey spider, but with less legs. *Either way, it was pretty mean looking, especially for someone who has never seen anything like it (you have some big and wierd bugs in TX)
*So I thought I'd see if anyone on here knows what these are, and if they are at all dangerous:
(This was one I saw later on my Sar Leuc leaves)