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Any one have a picture?

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restinburk

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Can someone please put a picture of their largest fly trap on here so I can see it. Please put something next to it for size comparison? I am mostly interested in the mouths of the plants. Thank you!
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bck!

awsome traps! all of those plants were started as cuttings

this past spring? wow! tell me your secret!

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These are in a mix of 1:1 peat:course sand.  I had a rhizome that wasn't forming a nice rosette last year, so I pealed all the leaves off and stuck them in the dirt.  I kept the soil damp but, not wet and then placed them outside and dared the little suckers to die.  As you can see, they grew quite well just to spite me.
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PlantAKiss, that's an amazing photo!

How did you get that black background? Is it a black card, or 'Photoshop' magic?

As you can see, I'm not good with photography!

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Thanks for the pictures everybody! Has anyone ever seen the mouths get as big as lemons?
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Hey Jacko

Thanks for the compliment.  
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 I like to shoot with a black background.  It emphasizes color and helps to isolate details.  I use a sheet of rich black velvet which absorbs light well in most instances.  If there are any blotches or light reflections I correct them in Photoshop.

Restinburk...if someone told you that the traps on a VFT get as big as lemons, they were pulling your leg.  Two inches or a bit bigger is a good size trap and although I've heard of larger, no one has yet supplied a photo for proof.  There was quite a discussion on this awhile back but I never saw photo supporting claims of giant traps.

BTW...traps is the appropriate term. Flytraps aren't animals...they don't have mouths.
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Woaaah! I went to the link you posted on your bogs and... YOU HAVE A TON OF FLYTRAPS!!!! It must be really neat to see so many healthy plants in one place!

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</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">The Dionaea take up about half of the new bog with over 100 plants that are either seedlings or divisions of three VFT plants that I purchased in Berkeley in 1955. [/QUOTE]<span id='postcolor'>

Holy moly!  3 => 100 plants!

You should throw some dead minnows into the middle of that bog and I bet you'd have all those traps closed shortly.
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I tried the black background like plantakiss. It didn't turn out very good, but here are the pics of my largest VFT
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That is a 50 cent piece next to the traps incase you can't tell.
 
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