or more precisely nabs it's first fly.
I wasn't planning on feeding my VFT for some time yet.All the traps seemed rather small and the plant appeared to be doing fine living off it's reserves.
Then a housefly found it's way to my windowsill so I caught it with a swipe and released it into the VFT's terrarium world.
I expected the fly would crawl around the glass for a couple of days then expire and never really expected it to make it's way into the traps.
I came back several hours latter and to my surprize-no fly.I looked at the traps but didn't really see anything as there are so many and most of them still closed or only partialy opened. My curiosity aroused I opend the screen top and took out the flytrap for closer inspection.I found the errant fly tightly emeshed in one of the lower,soil level traps.Game over for the insect,nutrition for the developing plant.
I really have high hopes for this particular plant.It appears to me to be from a vigorous stock and a big treat for me-some of the traps are starting to turn pink inside and I hope red latter on. All the VFTs I previously grew were heterodoxa and remained green regardless of age or light intensity/duration.