Just to let everyone know also that that photo isn't altered in any way by Tony (not that anyone else's is
hehe ) but I saw this VFT in person and it is HUGE. The rhizhome is the size of a golfball. I couldn't belive my eyes when I saw this typical VFT in Tony's greenhouse. I think humidity has a big effect on trap size. It seems higher humidity and temps increase trap size.
</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Cynic81 @ Aug. 03 2003,1:03)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">I saw VFTs with traps at least 3 inches long at the North Carolina Botanicla Garden's bog garden.[/QUOTE]<span id='postcolor'>
WHAT?! I went and I only saw 1½ inch traps! ***whines*** When did you go I went last month!
I think Cynic81 must have been mistaken about the 3" traps..
If there was a 3" VFT trap somewhere, we would all know about it! (take out a ruler right now and look at 3"!
based on the actual physical eveidence in this thread, the largest *verified* trap is 1.75".
anything over 2" must be exceedingly rare, and IMO 3" is impossible..
(actually, I think 2" might even be impossible! I have never seen one more than 2"..has anyone? actually seen a *measured* trap more than 2"? not just looking and guessing..)
A man at the BACPS brought in a 35 year old sawtooth with traps reaching over 2 inches it was so cool!!! I thought it was a giant when I first saw it
Edit: Measured? hmmm.... I'm not sure but it was huge and had to be at least 2 inches ask Spec he saw it too.
I have had a few traps around about 2"...and the ones on the that one in the pic are close if not there. I really haven't measured it. But I have to ogle it every time I walk by because the traps are so big and YAWNING.
Hmmm...leaf cuttings....good idea Schloaty. lol No way to know that the cuttings would produce big traps. But would be fun to find out.