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    jhaluska,

    I'd say it's more a matter of your "bare bulbs" being nice big helathy plants than the "giant" green dragons being small. For what was paid for THREE nice vfts, it's a great deal! The traps on yours and D muscipula's are indeed smaller than the ones I got on mine, though. They'll probably get bigger as they grow.

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    D muscipula, jhaluska, and Capslock
    Well how big are your traps? And what did you really expect the trap size to be? Traps that are an inch big is a really nice size for a vft. Heck, the dente vft that I got during June only has half inch traps.

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    Thumbs down

    For what I paid for the 'huge' trap one, I could have just gotten a third bare root and saved me $6. I wouldn't have bought another green dragon VFT (or the bulbs) if the single plant wasn't suppose to be huge, as I already have 4 other green dragons.

    I wouldn't even have noticed until I saw Capslock's VFT. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

    I'm disappointed. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]

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    Jeez, I shouldn't have posted mine, as I think I got one of the bigger ones and other people's are smaller. Hopefully, mine is an example of what the others will look like soon. I don't think you should judge the size of the traps at this time because what really matters is what they grow into down the line.

    I never expect plants I order from online vendors to be mature, and always expect to have to grow the plant out to find out it's potential. Wait until it grows several new traps to judge if it's bigger or better than the bare bulbs.

    And you have to admit the "bare bulbs" are a lot better than you expected, aren't they? I know I didn't expect much, and was pleased that they are viable, nice plants too.

    Oh, and Travis, my traps are over an inch on a plant that barely reaches the edge of a 3-inch pot. I'm excited to see how they grow over the next year!

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    3/4" traps. I realize that "huge traps" is a relative thing. I guess i'm still mourning my big VFT with 1-1/2" traps.
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    Well guys you need to consider that the "regular" size traps are about 3/8 inch and smaller... so getting a brand new plant with even 3/4 inch traps is a huge step up. Given good growing conditions and lots of food they will easily reach 1 1/2 inch by the end of next season. I measured one of my Green Dragon traps yesterday @ 1 5/8 inch and this is a plant that started out last summer with its largest trap about 1/4"

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    Yes, I do think the bulbs are a great deal.

    Ok, I did some measurements based off the pictures in photoshop (I'm at work so I can't check the actual plant). Using the pot as a frame of reference and using the measurement tool to find the sizes. My largest trap on the 'huge' plant is between 3/4" and .9". While Capslock's traps are about 1 1/4" (assuming a 3" diameter pot). So thats between a .35 and .5 inch size difference. Or roughly 33% larger traps!

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    Quote[/b] ]The bare root plants will be normal size...not the Large Green Dragons.
    I'm just miffed that it looks like I didn't a huge VFT like Capslock did, but a regular sized one. I feel taken advantage of. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    I hear you, jhaluska. But if you look at the first post, the plants were advertised as having traps "close to an inch" on a small plant. So, it seems like I just got a freakishly large one, but you got what was advertised. Oh, and your bare root plants are bigger than mine! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

    In any case, I think this is a variety that produces large traps on small plants, so I think it's entirely possible that mine is just grown a little further than yours and that we'll all have big traps from these plants in the long run. If you look at these compared to the bare root plants, you can see that the petioles are much shorter relative to the trap size on the giants. So, I don't think they're the same.

    I'm just saying to hold off judgement until we see what these grow into. I'm more concerned with what I have for the long term than what it's like when I open the box. And I don't think PFT was dishonest in the advertising of these.

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