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    the biggest my typical and dente forms eva had was 2 inches. i recenlty saw one typical at the bacps meeting and it had 3inch long traps (mouths)!!!! Open Wide

    Also, are the maggots u talikng about wax worms?

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    that is crazy! I have never heard of flytraps that big, though I certainly dont disbelieve any of you!

    I think that these plants have it in them to reach their maximum genetic potential, and perhaps we are just starting to see that...

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    trust me, mines big! it was able to capture a dragon fly once, but the trap rotted because some of the dragonfly was sticking out during digestion. That was about 3 weeks ago. Now the biggest trap i have on a plant is 1 inch big (long). If your curious, the big trap (2inch) survived dormancy some how (actually, the vft didnt go dormant even in fridge!)

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    Alvin sent me a pretty nice photo of his southwest giant... I was supposed to post it last night... but I forgot. I will try to get it up sometime tomorrow... got plans tonight! [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    The maggots I use are just normal fly maggots. I get them from a fishing tackle shop. Using maggots can produce vigorous results but it can occasionaly have opposite effects! Last year 2 of the plants I was feeding
    (I usually put one maggot in each trap) Decided that after they had digested their meal they were so full of energy there was no need to produce any more traps! The plants produced healthy vigorous wide petioles and the traps were reduced to tiny little bumps! The plants remained very healthy and began producing traps about a month later.

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    #### i gotta get some of those :biggrin:

    i think mine is too small, i just got it,. maybe next year if i am a good daddy and the dormancy goes threw. so far so good! just 2 traps died and 4 more comin ouT!
    i wish i hada digital camer or scanner ;[

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    Ram Puppy - it isn't actually my South West Giant. It's a photo sent to me from a nursery who have them for sale in the spring.

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    gotcha - well... I seem to have lost the pic some where.. I will keep looking though...

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