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    Pictures of my plants - help ID?

    hey folks,

    I've been away for a super long time, but I usually stroll through and look at stuff every now and again. Having just lost my job, I find myself with an abundance of time, so here's some pictures of my plants 'n such! If you could help me ID them, I'd be grateful... I've always just called them "big mouth", but have no idea what their actual type is.
    Note: I've been growing these plants for about 6-8 years. I have only ever propagated them through their own cloning process, and dividing up the new clone bulbs from the original. I've never really let them seed before and tried to work with it.

    here's the group. Sorry for big pictures (but kinda not sorry at the same time)
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    This one has a tall red buzztoothed VFT in it. Very difficult to grow. It also has the longest living big mouth of my collection (I call her the Matron) - which is probably close to 6-8 years old.
    [IMG] photo 3GrandMatron_zpsac88c921.jpg[/IMG]

    Here's some tall green ones with a buzz-tooth trap that only ever gets pink instead of red. I bought a clump of about 3-4 jammed in a plastic death trap at a Home Depot and nursed them back to life. Two years later I have this!
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    Here's a pot full of the big mouth bushy ones. I regret how little space I gave them, and they often fight with eachother over territory. Next year I'll try to space them out more or find some other solution for the bushy ones. They grow very horizontal, so any advice on a good planting method for them would be appreciated.
    [IMG] photo 1BigMouth01_zps036ccc66.jpg[/IMG]


    SEED QUESTION
    So here they are about 2 weeks ago. They were ready to burst with seed so I harvested them. I planted them a week ago without doing any stratifying since they would have essentially dropped their seeds at the end of July, and I figured there's no way they could last through a cold period in the wild like that. I just kind of put them on some peat moss/sand mixture and have been monitoring them. Should I have tried to stratify them? I've heard differing opinions on this issue, and used this as a guide: http://www.flytrapcare.com/growing-v...rom-seeds.html
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    The seed harvest. So many seeds...
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    Wow love it!

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    When you divide the big mouths, let me know to see if we can work out a trade for a division. They are gorgeous!

    Good Growing,
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    Most of your plants, if they were taken from Lowes or Home Depot, even if they have huge traps (like one clone I have from the "Death Cubes") they can't be labeled as anything other than typical flytraps. Sure, you can always label them for personal records, but they won't be identifiable without background info. The short-toothed red one, however, I would bet is 'Red Piranha,' since that's a pretty common red dentate. As for the seeds, no, flytraps have no need for stratification.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarlton View Post
    Most of your plants, if they were taken from Lowes or Home Depot, even if they have huge traps (like one clone I have from the "Death Cubes") they can't be labeled as anything other than typical flytraps. Sure, you can always label them for personal records, but they won't be identifiable without background info. The short-toothed red one, however, I would bet is 'Red Piranha,' since that's a pretty common red dentate. As for the seeds, no, flytraps have no need for stratification.
    sorry, some clarity - only the tall green ones with the pink traps are from a big department store. The bushy big mouth ones and the (potentially) red piranha are from an online site I ordered them off of 6-8 years ago. I only ordered 2 of each, and over the years the big mouth ones have grown like weeds, while my numbers fluctuate with the red piranha.

    Thanks for the info on the stratification - I couldn't imagine seeds that get dropped in late July would need to go through stratification, but some places say they need to. Always good to make sure where experts reside
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarlton View Post
    Most of your plants, if they were taken from Lowes or Home Depot, even if they have huge traps (like one clone I have from the "Death Cubes") they can't be labeled as anything other than typical flytraps. Sure, you can always label them for personal records, but they won't be identifiable without background info. The short-toothed red one, however, I would bet is 'Red Piranha,' since that's a pretty common red dentate. As for the seeds, no, flytraps have no need for stratification.
    These plants are not the typical vfts for sure. The dionaea muscipula have a very strict specie description and theses plants doesnt fit at all. When you dont know what cultivar you have, you have to name it unknow clone.
    Even if one look like red piranha, the more you can do is name the plant Dionaea 'red piranha' F5
    If the background can be found, then its a real red piranha, like the plants we have here i think
    And by the way, your plants are beautiful! Very well grown.

    For the stratification, from my experience and what i read from many experts, yes its a very good thing. In fact, when you stratify your seeds, you raise the germination rate by 60%

    For example, in this thread:

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/showthread.php?134332-Unknow-dionaea-seeds-growing-challenge

    I had 30 germinations on 30 seeds. You can read my saga
    Last edited by Maiden; 08-19-2013 at 07:27 AM.

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    Odd, I never stratify seeds and will get nearly 100% germination...... considering they can be dropped anywhere from late May to August, depending on where you live, I would assume the seeds that germinate only after a stratification, would likely have to be some sort of backup, in case the plants that sprouted in late summer/fall didn't make it.
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    Sometimes the seeds has been stratified by the vendor before.
    Anyway, we are all differents growers with differents experiences. I think its normal, and this made us learning from others everydays.

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