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    What is the most responsive

    I would like to know what sundews have the quickest response to touch, ones that move so fast that they are almost comparable to VFT reflexes.

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    I'm not sure if there are any that are THAT fast, but some of the quickest are capensis and burmanii, methinks. Each can engulf an insect in a minute, I think.
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    Definately burmanii is up there like Capensis said, I also think sessilifolia is a fast one. If you go on youtube they have quite a bit of fast moving sundew tentacles. glanduligera is fast too.

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    Drosera glanduligera holds the record for the fastest moving tentacles - 1/10th of a second - the same speed as Dionaea - a hundred times faster than D. burmanii and D. sessilifolia. This is due to the "hinge" in the so-called "snap tentacles" of D. glanduligera.

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    Hmm, very interesting.
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    yep. the glanduligera "hinge" is set like a mouse trap. from what i hear they are tough to grow though.

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    Some of the pygmy species are really fast too...try pygmaea which is way more faster than my burmanii.
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    Burmannii, sessilifolia, glanduligera, and several pygmys have some of the fastest tentacles, while D. regia and Capensis hace the most impressive leaf movement. D. Glanduligera has those infamous 'snap' tentacles, but I think I heard someone say that seedlings of D. Binata will have them too sometimes. I have noticed them on the baby D. Burmannii that're just coming up also.

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