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    Here are a couple of photos of my D. burmannii green. It is my absolute favorite drosera because of the delicate color and large dew drops.
    Does anyone have any idea what purpose the little pink tipped tendrils (correct nomenclature??) serve? They produce no "dew" and seem to only be decoration.


    Please on the link below for a much larger image.
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    Click on "Sundews". Go to page one and double clickon the pics.




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    Hi,

    these tentacles are able to move very fast. It surely is one of the fastest movement in Drosera. They help to catch the prey. Many other sundews do have such tentacles as well. But Drosera burmanii is the only one known to me, that can move that fast.

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    You have keen observation skills Lauderdale. These longer stalked *tentacles* are reputedly fast acting in nature, and press and hold prey, bringing it into greater contact with the shorter stalked glands. I have not made the observation myself, but this is well recorded.
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    Hmmm. Very kool. Kinda like Octopus tentacles? I do not have to feed my plants as I grow them outdoors (South Florida is the flying insect capital of the world) and that little guy gets plenty on its' own. However, I may have to feed him a fruit fly just to watch the action. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]
    By the way Tamlin, I will send you pics of my "paperweight" this weekend.

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    I have noticed those tenticles also within my D. burmannii . I have done a test with the plant during some spare time I had. I took a toothpick and poked one leaf repeatly. Under a careful watch, you can see the dewless, longer tenticles move, probably trying to secure the "prey"



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    cool , i used to have D. burmannii, but i accidently knocked over the pot and killed everything [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]




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    Lauderdale said-

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ](South Florida is the flying insect capital of the world)
    I reckon my area in south eastern Australia would give South Florida a run for it's money! I'd hate to think of anywhere being worse than what it can be like down here in the middle of summer.

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    Lauderdale I look forward to the photos. Sigh. You're going to make me sweat and itch though!
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