Aldrovanda traps - fed with daphnia

Cindy

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I was trying out this for fun and found it very tiring (oh my eyes!). :crazy:

Freeze dried daphnia (~1-2mm each)and pointed tweezers.
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For the effect, these pics were also made into a short video clip.
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Awesome Cindy! It's been a couple days since your post, have the traps retained/consumed the prey?

I've always wanted to try growing Aldrovanda but for some reason it's rare in the US. I've never seen it for sale.
 

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Thanks, everyone. Now I am inspired to try on the smaller plants i.e. the thinner Australian forms. The one in the photos is the Poland form.

I just checked...the traps are still closed but no longer pressed flat (I forgot to take photos of that stage...erm, is there such a stage?). The daphnia seems to be digested...I'll try and take a photo now. But it's not going to be easy. *cross-eyed*
 
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The better of the shots. :blush:

Showing the "shape-less" debris as compared to the oval-shaped daphnia...

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The time difference between the following shots was half an hour. No, I didn't sit and wait for it to happen. I was shuttling between the computer and the balcony to try and get sharper photos. :crazy:

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Sorry cindy if this reply was too late but i am isaac and would like to know if there are any divisions of aldrovanda that you would want to sell.

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Sorry cindy if this reply was too late but i am isaac and would like to know if there are any divisions of aldrovanda that you would want to sell.

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This is a nearly 9 year old thread, and the creator I haven't seen post on this forum in quite some time. Best not to resurrect really old threads asking for availability, and this is not the sales or trade section.
 
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