Carnivorous plants

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Carnivorous plants

Post by ed » Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:36 am

I've always had an interest in carnivorous plants. When I was a wee lad, just starting out in my endeavors, I tried to use Gibberellic acid to delve into hidden truths not meant for man. The idea was to put it on carnivorous plats to foster unnatural growth and, hopefully, get them big enough to devour dogs and, dare I say it, humans.

Let us simply put closure on this phase of my life by admitting that the results were examined and found wanting. :cry: I couldn't reduce the pet population of my neighborhood let alone catch the random postman.

Fast forward. In florida, my new home, there are a variety of CPs that are indigenous, viz.

https://carnivoreculture.com/fun-and-mo ... n-florida/

Behold a field of Sarracenia flava
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So, bear with me now, my intention is to acquire a variety of specimens and plant them on the desolate, fog enshrouded shores of Lake Ed. Far from humanity but within the range of the grandchildren. I will then care for these green critters and try to foster growth, unnatural growth. :twisted:

You see where I am going with this?

Unlike crawfish, these things cannot escape from my sight.

Think of it ... the unwary traveler walking the shoreline of Lake Ed, blissfully unaware of the mortal danger, wandering , unknowing, between the Scylla of ravenous Crawdads and the Charybdis of slavering unnatural plantoid demons from some fetid Floridian hell.

Bwahahahahahahahaha

I will be ordering shortly. I will report back.
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Re: Carnivorous plants

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:12 pm

Do they just eat small insects, or do the whole mess of them nibble away at larger game?
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Re: Carnivorous plants

Post by ed » Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:30 pm

City boy.
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They eat tiny stuff though there are some large pitcher plants that trap and digest small mammals. That is something that I have read but don't understand. A mouse could easily gnaw thru the wall of a pitcher plant.

You might be thinking of the sundew.

The trapping end is small, maybe <1/10" (traditionally, imperial measures are used in discussions of carnivorous plants>

Think, though, of how cool it would be if it were say a yard long!!!!!
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Re: Carnivorous plants

Post by sparks » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:06 pm

Have you ever seen "Day Of The Triffids" ed?
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Re: Carnivorous plants

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:33 pm

Or Little Shop of Horrors? :coolspecs:

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Re: Carnivorous plants

Post by sparks » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:38 pm

Good call AA. I'd forgotten that one.
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Re: Carnivorous plants

Post by Witness » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:15 am

ed wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:36 am
I will be ordering shortly. I will report back.
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Re: Carnivorous plants

Post by ed » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:49 am

Well thank you both. I need to talk to some dealer about best times to plant and so on.

Hey doc, how about that patronizing gif. I seem to have need of it regularly when replying to Abdul, Butcher of the Casbah
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Re: Carnivorous plants

Post by Fid » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:56 pm

Although they thrive in opposite environments (swampy vs. dry) you might consider ant lions. They are truly delightfully horrid little monsters. The nephews got a new ones when they visited. It does give one an appreciation of both a terrifying predator and an ant colony. Like beekeeping but with dehydrated ants instead of honey.
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Re: Carnivorous plants

Post by Fid » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:46 pm

Oh and ya don't want yer bats getting all friendly like with yer nepenthes.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardwicke%27s_woolly_bat
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Re: Carnivorous plants

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