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    New way to view Utric traps

    While studying up on my Utric. dichotoma and learning they grow as a terrestrial and an aquatic I decided to grow my plant in that manner. Using a square glass container I cut a piece of mesh to fit the diagonal and filled one side with a peat/sand mix and the other side with water. I used lfs to keep the peat from escaping. I find this way to view traps superior because I can change the water more often. As you can see in the photos U. dichotoma grows better as an aquatic.
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    sorry for some of the bluryness Jack
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    Interesting
    On the last picture do you have something in the water..food for utrics perhaps? Or is it LFS debris?

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    They are food, without a microscope I'm not sure what type (probably daphnia).
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    Jack,

    where did you get daphnia? I checked the pet stores and they only sell dead, sterilized and frozen ones...

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    Daphnia are the size of a pinhead and pink to orange colored, easily seen with the naked eye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gill_za View Post
    Jack,

    where did you get daphnia? I checked the pet stores and they only sell dead, sterilized and frozen ones...
    The question is where WON'T you get Daphnia? Anywhere there's green water you'll find daphnia. Just leaving a container of water where it gets a decent amount of sun and doesn't get boiling hot daphnia will occur naturally. Just take a few blades of grass, dunk them in stagnant water and daphnia are sure to appear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brokken View Post
    The question is where WON'T you get Daphnia? Anywhere there's green water you'll find daphnia. Just leaving a container of water where it gets a decent amount of sun and doesn't get boiling hot daphnia will occur naturally. Just take a few blades of grass, dunk them in stagnant water and daphnia are sure to appear.
    Not true....protazoa and paramecium may flourish from dry grasses, but Daphnia are not those.
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    What ever they are they grow in my trays with vft and sarrs that I keep outside (and they do lots of circles) so maybe paramecium.
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