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Thread: Schadenfreude für Tipulidae . . .

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    Schadenfreude für Tipulidae . . .

    It just wasn't a good 15 June for crane flies (aka family Tipulidae). For whatever reason, they were everywhere in the city a few days back; and a fair number of my plants benefited. One of the flytraps, a typical, was a .99 cent rescue in 2010 from a head shop on Haight Street in San Francisco, who were selling the barely-alive plants in egg-shaped containers, next to boxer shorts with Charles Manson's maniacal face arrayed like polka dots -- everywhere; that, and a plush, over-stuffed Jerry Garcia doll marked-down.

    Dionaea muscipula "typical"
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    "Dirk Ventham's Giant" (G14)
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    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

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    Aww, I wish my vfts had flying things to catch too

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    That, sir, is awesome! One of my flytraps caught a cranefly for the first time not too long ago, but it didn't look nearly as cool as that with the legs and body sticking out... That's like, a classic capture. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devon.B View Post
    That, sir, is awesome! One of my flytraps caught a cranefly for the first time not too long ago, but it didn't look nearly as cool as that with the legs and body sticking out... That's like, a classic capture. :P
    Thanks; and the G14's leaves are very strong and likely to survive that capture -- even with legs sticking out; and it is always the first of my plants to cross the 4.4 cm barrier by the the beginnnig of Summer . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

    -- Galileo "Biff" Galilei

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    you know what the story is well fit before the photos well done

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    Very nice!

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    C'mon Bella, I wanna see them Charlie boxer shorts you got!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    C'mon Bella, I wanna see them Charlie boxer shorts you got!
    I decided upon the tadpole-sized silk-screened sperm boxers over Charlie's lovable mug -- because, as we all know, Charlie don't surf . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

    -- Galileo "Biff" Galilei

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