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Largest Dionaea Trap Competition 2011

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Largest Dionaea Trap Competition 2011

It's time again for the Biggest Trap Competition :shock:

Prize for the winner this year is a Dionaea "Dentate X Piranha"

The competition is open to anyone worldwide but the prize can only be sent within Europe.

The rules are:

The trap must be closed and photographed parallel to the camera, with a clear plastic ruler (in millimetres) in front of the trap, the trap is to be measured across the side just below the teeth, the teeth are NOT included in the measurement. Like this:

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Post your pictures here. You can enter as many times as you like. Pictures must be taken this year. Competition ends September 31st. Please keep discussion to a minimum, so the thread does not get flooded.

May the biggest trap win! :banana:

Trev :)

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Here my first big trap of the year - on a "Giant Form", about 45mm, just finished developing and about to open.

giantrap11.jpg

Trev

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hello,

Here is my Dionaea muscipula type :

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it is 3.7 cm

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Here my first big trap of the year - on a "Giant Form", about 45mm, just finished developing and about to open.

giantrap11.jpg

Trev

Do you get the prize if you win? :sarcastic_hand:

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Do you get the prize if you win? :sarcastic_hand:

I think by the way things are going he might just win himself, 45mm is going to be hard to beat.

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Do you get the prize if you win? :sarcastic_hand:

I get to keep it if I win, so I guess so. :thumbsup:

I've had a 45mm trap the last 2 years and been beaten by a 52mm trap both times.

Trev

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I think you'll win because no-one's really competing!

No, I'm not either, I don't even have a VFT. Yet.

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I think you'll win because no-one's really competing!

Give it time! There is the rest of the year and the biggest traps are yet to emerge...

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Here is my 5 cm trap from vft "Darwin".

Wow,

please do you have small division of this clone for sale/swap ? I can offer nepenthes. If you are interested i can send you the list.

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Here is my 5 cm trap from vft "Darwin".

Where are all the B52 traps in this thread?

From the B52 official cultivar description: " traps that are up to 5.7 cm (2.25 inches) long"

So where are all the B52 traps, length 50 to 57 mm?

Really nobody has a single B52 with traps sized like in the official cultivar description?

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B-52 was the 2008 winner of this competition, but the clone never really lived up to the hype.

photo courtesy of keehns Carnivores.

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Many cultivars are like this. People are too quick to label something as special. I think B52 should have been observed for a number of years before declaring it as having unusually large traps. Its should only then be a selling point if it consistently produces them.

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Hi

Fine looking Darwin. Is this the plant raised and named by myself at Southwest Carnivorous Plants.

Regards Alistair

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I don't know it's Petesredtraps who send it to me last year, if it's coming from you it's a great typical vft. I really love it.

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That clears it up Alistair-you sent me the plant after I won it in a forum auction. I eventually gave a division to Guillaume from that very plant. So, this plant has been on TV,and now it's the strongest contender for this competition-you could say it's making a name for itself.

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I can't belive it thats so bib traps are in Culture.

Guillaume i think you are the winner.

My biggest trap is this, but only 3,7cm.

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I think i must make something wrong?

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having trouble with the capabilities of my camera (or should that be the capabilities of the camera woman...me)

but try this one...

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Picture looks good, but for future reference the ruler should be in front of trap so there can be no claims of optical illusion by perspective.

Trev.

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Guest Dino Belvedere

Mine are rubbish this year. I think I've put them outside too early and it's been too cold.

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