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    Drosera burmannii

    Hello everyone, my one and only burmannii has decided to flower. It isn't the one I posted a while ago as that one died because of temperature stress. This one was a generous gift from a member here. It has tried to grow other flower stalks before but I always cut them off, this time I though about getting seed, but I do not know if they will germinate of not. But I do know that the adult will die. What should I do? Would feeding increase it's chance of survival?
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    yes. it will. so feed generously
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    The adult will not die unless you let if flower 10 times or a little less...
    I'm pretty sure one of my D. burmannii produced no less than 10,000 seeds.
    Here's a pic of him in his prime (fed a TON of Beta pellets):

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    I fed mine betta pellets (tweezer-crushed bits of them, anyway), and they exploded with growth and several are flowering now. I agree with the previous posters to feed them. I'd feed every 10 days or so. If it'll help, here's the stuff I use:


    I get it at my local PetSmart for $2-$3 a bottle.

    Good luck man. If you want to grow more, hit me up; I may have seed in a month. or so.

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    Hi, everyone,

    I heard that burmannii quickly responds to its pray, i.e. its tentacles will curl around within a few seconds. I am wondering which one is faster, burmannii or scorpioides?
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    Oh definitely burmanii by far. It's snap tentacles take no less than six to seven seconds to reach the center of the leaf. I've also noticed advanced digestion: fruit flies are digested in a matter of one to two days, as opposed to capensis, which takes about a week.

    The only plant that is faster than burmanii is probably glanduligera; that plant responds in less than a second.
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    Thanks for the help, I assume TetraMin Tropical Fish Flakes work too? Thanks!

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    well, in my experience, the flakes tend to dry up the tentacles unless you add additional water, but it was with 2 different brands other than TetraMin, so I can't say for sure.
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