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Thread: Utricularia in action

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    I wanted to share with everyone a chance to see Heliamphora, Utricularia, and Drosera growing in habitat on the 9000-foot high plateau in Venezuela, Mount Roraima. David Atteborough has a 6-volume video series titled 'The Private Life of Plants'; in volume 6, "It's a Jungle Out There", you can see him walking atop the mountain plateau through patches of Heliamphora, Utricularia and Drosera (the species that forms tall stalks of dead leaves as it grows). The highlight of this volume (in my opinion) is a detailed segment showing Uticularia humboldtii 'hunting' in time-lapse photography as it searches out various bromeliad pools until it finds suitable prey. You can see the plant sending tendrils out and growing bladders as it hunts for mosquito larvae, all in time-lapse. David walks through a beautiful natural garden of CPs in a constantly saturated environment. I hope others are able to see this video, it's awesome.

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    Great set of videos, just got done watching them myself.

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    It's a great series, about the only thing we Brits do really well nowadays is produce excellent wildlife documentarys. Life of Mammals, the latest series by David Attenborough is currently being shown on the BBC here in England. No CPs, but still brilliant television.

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    I must check it out. The drosera you describeed is probably Drosera roraimae
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    Vic, I think you you are forgetting that Brits produce good comedies, too. 'Allo, Allo' (My favorite); Are You Being Served, As Time Goes By...just to name a few.
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