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    No one that I know of has one.

    Can anyone who really knows bugs tell me if this thing was eating fire ants?

    All of the other traps around it in that picture are by far immature next to this one. If you look to the back and to the left of the small ones, it looks almost like a more mature flytrap. Also, someone on the cpuk forum had suggested that it looked like a bug had eaten part of it. The outside of the trap does exhibit what appears to be scarring, almost like something bit into it.

    Ok, bug people, what do you think? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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    This varient, which I prefer to call Pinking Shear (because it won't get me sued) is real, but not big. Actaully, they are probubly smaller because of the misformed truncated mouths. Their leaves are thicker then normal though.

    Edit: Red Purples/big mouths have shorter petiols but not proticularly larger mouths then everage. The Southwest giant is the reverse with really big petiols. Because most giant-types are not really defined, you can't really say which is the biggest.
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    No offense but you can't make any claims to size of traps, leaf/petiole form, color, without growing any of these plants for years personally or talking directly with someone that has. Studying pictures on the internet doesn't cut it. CULTURE plays such a huge role in how large a VFT will grow as well as the color and form of the leaves. It wouldn't surprise me to see a very healthy normal VFT with larger traps and leaves than a mediocre grown 'big trap' variety. You have no idea how old these plants are or even size from a single picture. You have no idea the climate and care given to the plants. Also don't forget that leaf form changes throughout the year. A single picture is what the plant looked like on that particular day. What about the other 364 days out of the year? How do you know when the picture was taken? Was it taken during the Spring before Summer leaves were produced? Maybe it was taken in the Fall Without growing them for multiple years and gaining this knowledge first hand all your making is guesses and presumptions which benefits noone.
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    Excellent point, Tony. Only by growing these plants side-by-side under a variety of conditions and time of year, and by a variety of growers, can comparisons be correctly made.

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    I'm sorry that I haven't "browsed" the topic sooner. If someone could give me some information about posting a photo with a message, I'll include another photo of the entire plant.
    To answer some of the questions posted, I'll start by mentioning that the photo was made using very high resolution. The VFTs in the photo with Bart Simpson are in fact seedlings. Bart Simpson grows to a moderate size with long petioles and long traps. As you can see in the photo, the traps are long but, not very "tall." The longest trap that I've seen approaches about 1".
    In the coming months I plan to submit a description to have this plant "officially" named and described, although I'm not the one that originated it.
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