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    I think the plant looks pretty healthy. The fact that the trap has a slight deviation from what's "typical" doesn't really mean anything. I was expecting to see some horrible deformity. Any of a number of things could have caused that from just a little genetic kink to a slight injury while forming.

    I don't see any sign of pests. Quite frankly I wouldn't worry about it unless every trap starts coming out grossly malformed.

    I think your plant is fine. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    Well, you would not see any pests because aphid only attack newly developing leaves.
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    Well Im not sure about anyone elses neck of the woods but here aphids arent microscopic and would easily be seen in the pic.
    It wouldnt hurt to look of course, but Im with Suzanne on this one. If aphids were on there they woulda left the trap and leaf bumpy, twisted and horribly mishapen. That just looks like a normal deformity traps get from time to time to make you apreciate the perfectly shapen ones more.



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    Like I said, the aphids clear off when the leaf begins to fully develop!!
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    Then we should be able to see them on the new leaves in the pic, right?

    I agree they would also be visible in the pic. Unless there were only a few(which would only stay like that for a few days) we would see them in the pic.
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    Well, I remember seeing just one or two little tiny green buggy thingies that were slightly larger than a large grain of sand on the plant before (I didn't really think anything of it - I thought it could make for plant food =D), so I don't think I should rule out the Aphid possibility...

    Right now, my plan of action is to keep a close watch on it and see if I find more of these little bugs. I can understand one deformed trap once in a while, but there were 2 deformed traps right after another, so I'll just keep looking.

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    Green bugies?! They are aphids!!!! And flytraps never catch aphids, they are too smart and dont go near a fully developed trap. I was right all along!
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    There are also worm like white bugs, they are aphids asswell.
    Thre are also big, fat red ones. If you see anithing on a developing leaf, wipe it off or use a insectide.
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    Plants looks healthy apart from the fact that its got deformed leaves [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] and only a few leaves...where's the second one? I don't see much deformed with it, what's wrong with it? One of my leaf petioles came up a different shape too, maybe something wrong with the bulb in that area, or the overall genetics of the plant. That's interesting, why do aphids clear off when the leaf becomes fully developed. What they scared of adult leaves or what? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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