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My dews are really slow when they eat an insect. They have been transplanted about 2 weeks ago. Do they just need to adjust?
 

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Hi Dewd,
What do you mean by slow? The leaves move slowly over the prey, or they digest slowly? Can you give us a little more info to chew on?
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Hmmmm, what do you mean by slow? The tentacle action in Drosera is not generally a snap-like response, but rather a slow (but effective&#33
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response over time. Tentacle action is quicker in conditions of good light. Try D. burmannii, the outer tentacles are visably reponsive in this species.
 
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I mean moving over the prey. I know dews are not the fastest cps, but my capensis is taking more than a day to fold over prey.
 

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I wouldn't worry too much 'dewd, some of mine take all day to fold also.

Definately check out the Burmanii. They look like a kid with a fist full of candy when they have lunch!
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