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    D. peltata seedling on the hunt:-)

    It just amazes me how big is the ability of some drosera species' seedlings to catch its pray. I checked on my D. peltata seedlings today and saw how 3mm plant successfully caught .5cm fruitfly:


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    I just hope one day when she grows up she will not eat me:-)

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    Owned. xD

    I'd be careful, it could rot.
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    It probably will rot.....the fly is way too big, but that is course of nature...except in this case it is anomalous.... beacuse if she wins she will also lose:-)

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    Then why not free the fly (even if it is dead)?
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    let the drosera eat it until it starts to decay then remove it. No need to remove it now.
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    Its updated with pictures and descriptions of all my plants.

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    i think its eyes are bigger than its leaves...
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    Yes. it is a very greedy plant indeed! Now funny thing happened. I looked in this morning and the fly successfully escaped this little hungry mouth. Didnt get too far though because now it is stuck to a neigbour miniplant...and dead. Maybe peltata heard about the collective hunting from my pygmies:-)

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    They're so cute at that age!

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