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Jun 19, 2005
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Bellflower, California
Hello I'm new to carnivorous plants and I've been lurking around here for a couple of weeks so I have my first vft question  
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I was pulling out some dead traps from under my vft and accidentaly triggered overlapping traps, so one closed on the other and both are now closed  
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Bellflower, California
Ah ok I tried to gently seperate them right after they closed when it first happend, but realised they close pretty tightly on each other so I left it alone, how much movement do traps need to start their digestion sequence?
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By the way thanks for the quick response
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Apr 12, 2005
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Pennsylvania
I'm not quite sure, but gently trying to separate them may have triggered the second phase. I think that they can even sense dead bugs inside them, if it's pressed up against a trigger-hair.
 
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Jul 2, 2005
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lubbock, texas
Yes, they can tell if there is something alive in the trap after the trap has already been activated, because the trigger hairs are still being touched. Just give it a day or so and they should open back up.
 
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