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    Hey all,
    I was wondering does D. Aliciae curl up around its victims once they landing upon the leafblade? Thanks.

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    They will curl up on larger victims but not instantly. They will slowly curl, so that more tentacles can absorb the insect.

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    Then what sundew species will curl their victims instantously?

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    Drosera glanduligera probably has the fastest track record, the longest tentacles bending is less than a second (or so I am told by those who have experienced this plant in habitat). Drosera burmanii also demonstrates extremely fast response. The former is an almost impossible to germinate annual that requires temps below 50F to cultivate with success. Burmanii is less demanding and is in cultivation.

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    yea, my aliciae curls, but it sometimes rot when it has too big of any insect. D.capensis wraps alot and so does scoropiodies. most sundews do mostly.

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