Carniverous Plant


johnriley

Link Posted 16/10/2014 - 08:59
A few months ago we bought a Venus Fly Trap. The idea was it might reduce the number of flies in the kitchen area, without having to use insecticides.

It worked in that it greatly reduced the number of insects. In a couple of months it caught and consumed about five flies, nit a pretty sight.

Here's a picture of it close up using the macro setting on the Pentax WG-3.



Best regards, John

MrB

Link Posted 16/10/2014 - 13:18
It certainly seems to be flourishing, John. Have you got a shot in which we can see a trapped fly?

Cheers.
Philip

johnriley

Link Posted 16/10/2014 - 13:19
Yes I have Philip, but it's utterly disgusting and doesn't make for a very pleasant image.
Best regards, John

08tiger

Link Posted 17/10/2014 - 02:37
Nice clear shot John, could do with a jungle of them here to get rid of the swarms of flies we have, Hmm now theres a thought!
C&C welcome.
Don.

AuraTodd

Link Posted 02/11/2014 - 15:59
Their not very big, can you get massive fly traps?
Always be kind to people

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johnriley

Link Posted 02/11/2014 - 18:25
Well Aura, I am feeding it as best I can, and one day perhaps it will grow up into a monster of a plant....when we can't open the kitchen door we'll know we have a problem.
Best regards, John

RobS

Link Posted 02/11/2014 - 20:47



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AuraTodd

Link Posted 04/11/2014 - 09:52

McGregNi

Link Posted 04/11/2014 - 19:50
AuraTodd wrote:
Fly burgers

Yuck!
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AuraTodd

Link Posted 05/11/2014 - 16:38
It wouldn't surprise me what flies around some Macdonalds kitchens these days.
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johnriley

Link Posted 05/11/2014 - 17:07
I think my Venus Fly Trap is actually going to flower....yay!
Best regards, John

AuraTodd

Link Posted 06/11/2014 - 17:06

johnriley

Link Posted 06/11/2014 - 18:03
I'll let you know when it's opened!
Best regards, John

RobS

Link Posted 06/11/2014 - 20:01
Don't expect to much from the flowers, they're a bit plain [I won't spoil it by giving away the colour!]. I always remove the flower stalk when it appears; my reasoning being, that energy won't be wasted in producing a flower. However, if you want a challenge, you can pollinate the flower, get seeds & be able to grow, new plants.
Are you watering with rain water, John? They don't like tap water.
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johnriley

Link Posted 06/11/2014 - 22:21
Thanks for the tip RobS, I have been using tap water, so I'll change that. It's still been thriving, but it might do even better.
Best regards, John
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