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    The trap started opening yesterday leaving me wondering what went wrong but when I inspected the fly carcass today it is completely digested. As can be seen the eyes and abdomen are collapsed with all soft tissue having been absorbed by the plant. Amazingly fast or so it would seem but then I didn't actually see what day the trap closed. The fly's legs are in contact with two of the trigger hairs which is probably where it was when it closed.

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    Nice shot! he didn't even know what hit him

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    Nice Great looking plant too. Leads me to wonder though; why isn't your flytrap dormant this time of the year?

    I've thought of forcing a couple of my flytraps to grow in winter and go dormant in the summer, but never got around to trying it out yet. Is that what you're doing with your flytrap, or is this just a VERY early spring for it...Or have you skipped dormancy altogether (*bad idea*)?

    Just wondering...Cool pics though!
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    I received the plant in November so rather than move it to dormancy I decided to keep it going and let it rest next winter. Placing diluted orchid fertilizer inside the traps gives it a big boost and I will be taking daily pictures to show the results of the latest victim. My typical form flytrap is the nicest looking of the three I have with this B52 being second.

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    Nice one!
    Venus flytraps: 1
    Flies: 0

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