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    Hello I'm new to carnivorous plants and I've been lurking around here for a couple of weeks so I have my first vft question [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] .

    I was pulling out some dead traps from under my vft and accidentaly triggered overlapping traps, so one closed on the other and both are now closed [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] . Will it cause any harm to the plant or cause the traps to fall off?

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    Nope, they should reopen by tomorrow, just don't move them more or they might think they caught something alive.

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    Ah ok I tried to gently seperate them right after they closed when it first happend, but realised they close pretty tightly on each other so I left it alone, how much movement do traps need to start their digestion sequence? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

    By the way thanks for the quick response [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    I'm not quite sure, but gently trying to separate them may have triggered the second phase. I think that they can even sense dead bugs inside them, if it's pressed up against a trigger-hair.

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    Yes, they can tell if there is something alive in the trap after the trap has already been activated, because the trigger hairs are still being touched. Just give it a day or so and they should open back up.

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