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Caniblistic Traps!!

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yourlordnsav

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Yeah, I awoke this morning to find that one of the freshly sproted buds had made the mistake of growing into another trap.. which closed on the bud. Should I amputate them both? It's never a good thing if the trap can't close all the way. Thanks, and please help.
 

RamPuppy

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the trap will probably re-open...

When a trap closes, the struggle of the prey animal kees the trap 'interested' if it is triggered, and then nothing happens, it will grow back open in a day or two...

It is a designe mechanism there to save the plant energy...

I would adopt a wait and see attitude.
 
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My &#360.02

I would pull the trap that has been eaten. only if you can do so and not harm it.

When traps eat eachother ( sad)...the one that is eating usually will die..while the one that is eaten will be fine. If you want both traps...make them both go to opposite corners
 

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When it rains really hard, some of the soil jumps up into the traps, and my traps eat them. :). Must be delicious.

Patrick
 

trashcan

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Its been raining too much here. Two of my flytraps finally are recovering and have their first green growth.. and its been raining for the last three days. I hope it doesn't turn black. :-(

Pat
 
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