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    What has your sundew snagged?

    For me, the most fantastic quality about sundews is the way they capture their prey. Whether they curl and tighten around struggling insects or just smother them in dew and tentacles, these plants can be incredibly dramatic. I've seen dedicated sundew picture threads, but I have not come across one for displaying their gruesome captures. So I ask you, fellow 'dew growers, what has your sundew snagged?

    I'll start it off with a few pictures of my plants doing what they do best.

    My favorite action photo. My D. capensis wrapping around a dangling fly.
    Drosera capensis snags fly


    Drosera capillaris seedling about 2cm in diameter feasting on a fly.
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    Drosera indica snaring an earwig.
    Drosera indica


    A tremendous fly about to be wrapped up.
    Drosera capensis catches huge fly


    Another fly trying to pull away from the dew to no avail.
    Drosera indica catching fly


    The twisted corpse of a fly on my D. adelae.
    Drosera adelae digesting prey

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    Cool pics and idea..










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    Fantastic pics!

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    Awesome photos both of you!

    I don't really give my dews any live food (and the setup is indoors) so all they get is springtails from pots, and fish pellets.

    I guess if I interpret the ingredients of the pellets, the biggest thing my dews have caught, is a mackerel...
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    None of mine were given this stuff. Just stuff they cought on their own. I freed the bee and the damselfly after taking the photos. Oddly enough, the bee was INSIDE, and I have screens on all of my windows.. Was one of our small native bees, the size of a big fly.

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    My plants capture tons of food by themselves outside, and inside the occasional fly gets stuck by itself. Whenever I see a fly inside, though, I always catch it for my plants. I really hate flies.

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    I like all of your pictures .
    Yours are great also Brie.

    I hate all types of bugs and insects so that's why i like CP's =)
    Man i need a camera

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    Please excuse my reeeally bad photography

    D. Capensis 'Alba'

    Gettin there...

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