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Hey all,
I was wondering does D. Aliciae curl up around its victims once they landing upon the leafblade? Thanks.

(Edited by hplants03 at 9:48 pm on April 23, 2002)
 
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Aug 24, 2001
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CA, USA
They will curl up on larger victims but not instantly. They will slowly curl, so that more tentacles can absorb the insect.
 
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Oswego, New York, U.S.A.
Drosera glanduligera probably has the fastest track record, the longest tentacles bending is less than a second (or so I am told by those who have experienced this plant in habitat). Drosera burmanii also demonstrates extremely fast response. The former is an almost impossible to germinate annual that requires temps below 50F to cultivate with success. Burmanii is less demanding and is in cultivation.
 
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