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    Aldrovanda traps - fed with daphnia

    I was trying out this for fun and found it very tiring (oh my eyes!).

    Freeze dried daphnia (~1-2mm each)and pointed tweezers.


    For the effect, these pics were also made into a short video clip.




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    That is like way cool!

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    Very cool, indeed, Cindy! Great job!

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    so cool.. nice camera too!!

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    Awesome Cindy! It's been a couple days since your post, have the traps retained/consumed the prey?

    I've always wanted to try growing Aldrovanda but for some reason it's rare in the US. I've never seen it for sale.

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    Thanks, everyone. Now I am inspired to try on the smaller plants i.e. the thinner Australian forms. The one in the photos is the Poland form.

    I just checked...the traps are still closed but no longer pressed flat (I forgot to take photos of that stage...erm, is there such a stage?). The daphnia seems to be digested...I'll try and take a photo now. But it's not going to be easy. *cross-eyed*
    Last edited by Cindy; 11-05-2010 at 12:02 AM.
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    The better of the shots.

    Showing the "shape-less" debris as compared to the oval-shaped daphnia...









    The time difference between the following shots was half an hour. No, I didn't sit and wait for it to happen. I was shuttling between the computer and the balcony to try and get sharper photos.

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    Interesting and awesome shots !
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