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    Today, I decided to feed my D. capensis a small centipede. I put it on a leaf, and after about two minutes of squirming around, the leaf began to move( and boy did it move). Even though it was still reatively slow, it moved so fast that I could actually see a noticable difference every second. In about five minutes, the leaf had moved 180 degrees, and that centipede wasn't going anywere!

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    if you think thats cool, check out Drosera burmanni! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    I hear D. burmanni moves fast, I've fed mine many times and have never seen it move [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] What's going on? How fast does it actually move?
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    Hi Larry,

    you have to touch the tips of long tentacles several times and after stimulation they will bend within 2-3 seconds.

    The long outer tentacles :


    Some of my Drosera burmanni :


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    The tentacles on that sundew are really unique looking. By the way, the centipede escaped, and the leaf has unfolded [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] .

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    capey's arent as strong sundews as others, like burmanni, regia, etc. When feeding insects to my capes, i usually feed them injured insects like crushed flys, etc. It sounds cruel, but it helps. The only thing i dont crush for it is like smaller prey: gnats, fruit flies, pin head crixz, etc
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    Cool! Thanks Martin, I'll try that tonight. I remember fiddling with those long tentacles wondering what their use was, but i didn't notice any movement. But I'll test it again. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    whoa, Martin--awesome plants--awesome pics!!
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