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Thread: Sundew Catches Flie

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    Today at 2:59 exactly I observed my D. burmanii colony catch an adult House flie!! It had been flying around my house for about 2 days and then it made the foolish mistake of entering my bed room . It went straight for my sundew display and that was that.

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    You have D.Burmannii? ####, I wish i had one! I have never found a website with one on it. Pretty cool though! [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    <i>D. burmannii</i> is a short-lived annual, which is probably why you've never seen it offered anywhere. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I ordered some seeds from the ICPS seedbank, and plan to attempt to grow this neat little sundew. One of the coolest things about it is its long retentive glands, which can close around prey in less than a minute!

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    Dang straight it closes fast. That flie didn't know what hit it. Havron I got my seeds my seeds from the ICPS. lol

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    Cool. Any tips for germinating?

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    They'll sprout on long fibered sphagnum or plain peat moss.
    If the seeds get %1OO humidity they'll get moldy so keep it lower. They'll germinate at a wide verity of temps but I used Highland nep temps a little on the warm side. BTW, I got near %100 germination with this.

    (Edited by Tristan at 2:37 am on Mar. 28, 2002)

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    Thanks.

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    Sure hope somebody has these seeds for our seed bank [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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