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#1 petesredtraps

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 18:20 PM

Title says it all. Mine is B52-it has it all, size ,vigour, and it's changes in colouration throughout the season, it's a Beauty.

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 08:57 AM

I've just been looking at my list pf vfts to try and pick a fave - not possible as love too many of them and my favouites tend to change quite often too - heres a few current faves though and why:

Wacky Traps - very unique and thats why I love it!
South West Giant - nice big traps and a nice shape to it, prefer vfts with longer petioles.
Red Piranha - fab colour and great teeth
Red Fused Petioles F04 - nice colour and also unique
Petiole Denté - love the serrated edge on the petioles
Microdents - nice short teeth, again very different to all the other clones
Louchapates, Coquillage, Alien - I've yet to see the best from my plants as they're still very small but from the pictures all look very interesting
Giant Form - produced some really nice big traps this year, looks a bit of a monster amongst the others so a firm fave
Fussy Teeth - interesting new clone, curved irregular teeth
Cupped Trap - very unique, all the ones that stand a out in the crowd will always be favourites!


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 10:40 AM

I like G14 "Dirk Ventham's Giant". Easy to get it to turn a fantastic reddy-purple.

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 12:03 PM

Mine is "cup trap" and a cool variant which is known as "double head cupped trap", very weird...
and possibly the next is cv."petite dragon" which is like akai ryu but pigmy-sized.

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 17:56 PM

my favorite vft is the bcp X11. because it has only two trigger hairs
and a nice looking plant.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 18:50 PM

For me it would have to be one of these 3 I can't quite decide in which order.
Red Piranha: love the colour and the teeth.
Trichterfalle aka funnel trap: I find all the ridges on the petioles makes for a very strange looking plant plus you get the funnel traps.
cupped trap: very interesting traps.
Ahh make that out of 4 I really like fused tooth also.
I'm going to stop there I could keep adding to this list there's quite a few interesting cultivars and clones for me I just cant make my mind up.


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Posted 27 October 2009 - 03:11 AM

Like many people I have several favorites. I have a soft spot for red clones, so I really enjoy Red Piranha, Bohemian Garnet and Petite Dragon because they are quite unique in terms of red clones. I too really like Fused Tooth because it gets nice red traps and the fused cilia are really incredible looking when they get extremely fused.

But I have to say right now my favorite plant is Wacky Traps because it's so different and crazy looking.

Edited by mmlr38, 27 October 2009 - 03:12 AM.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 10:23 AM

louchapates when it's mature it is a very beautiful clone, some fused teeth petiole is sude at distale extremity of trap(no sure it's correct in english ^^ ) , wacky very unique,coquillage very beautiful, microdent, fused tooth and washed trap very strange plant who produce some white very rare and interresting clone it's difficult, lot of vft are beautiful

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 18:52 PM

I'm going to say Fused Tooth, but really it could be Royal Red (easy to grow, hardy, frost proof) or Giant Red (massive but fragile).
While we're on the subject, least favourite, Wacky Traps (horrible, nasty, pointless, but I know it has many fans so I can't be too rude about it).


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Posted 02 November 2009 - 03:14 AM

I would say my favorite VFT's are:
-Red Dragon
I like the colour of the red dragon, and the shape and size of the B52.
Still, ALL VFT's are amazing and will never seize to be.


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Posted 23 June 2012 - 21:45 PM

Oh my! What a hard question! I love them all.... :connie_rockingbaby:

But I really like the look of the mature Korean Melody Shark.

I don't own one of those (yet).

Out of my own collection I like South West Giant and of course the famous B52. But I change my mind all the time. I can't really decide. Not really.


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Posted 23 June 2012 - 21:59 PM

CUDO :man_in_love:

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 22:16 PM

B52, and fuzzy tooth. I have a plant that I got from Bugtraps called Ruby Royale, I don't know if that's the Royal Red that Alexa is talking about. I'm also liking the look of Green Wizard but I don't have it.

I'd love to hear Trev's favourites seeing they're his business.

Edited by Richard Bunn, 23 June 2012 - 22:17 PM.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 13:06 PM

SUNRISE-the most beautiful in the summer time...just see below
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Edited by paulo09, 24 June 2012 - 13:06 PM.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 13:09 PM

Wow, what a difficult question... I just spent 10 minutes looking at them all, thinking if I could only have one which would it be?
It's a bit like being asked which is your favourite child... If pushed I'd probably pick Dracula, it's probably the best all round VFT of all the ones I've bred. Second I'd say SL-Seedling. Third 12 Teeth, something about it that I just love. Forth, Red Piranha. Fifth, Fused Tooth. Coquillage, Crocodile... so many I feel I've left out.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 17:09 PM

I like microdent for its pleasing overall shape, its uniqueness and the attractive orange/pink colour it goes in the summer.
I also like the shape of cudo, shame its so frustratingly small

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 17:27 PM

Spider! I love the upright filiform petioles and the bright red traps at the top wide open waiting for highflying flies. When grown in a clump it looks amazing.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 22:08 PM

At the moment, my favourite is "Trident" with very large traps, even larger than South West Giant. This plant was one that came from Norman Parker originally.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:16 AM

I'm liking G16 at the moment, as it's changed in prostrate to upright trap are great. Plus the trap size is great! Perfect for wasps!

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:50 AM

Hard question.

Out of the ones i own i would have to say my faves are

1. Big Mouth - This VFT can colour up amazingly, one of my clumps looks almost like a red form. Its vigor and clumping growth make it a great pot filler and it continues to impress me more and more with its display of colour through the season.

2. Long Red Fingers - This grows unlike my other VFTs. From strange spines on the leaves to fused traps and teeth, this plant shows a host of abnormal charteristics making it fun to watch develop.

3. G14 - This cultivar has really impressed me. Its tidy upright growth and its mid season colouring make it a real eye pleaser at this time of year.

Out the the ones i don't own.

1. Jaws Smiley (Alien?) - Not sure if these are the same cultivar but the strange arcing traps are wierdly appealing.

After reading this i'm temped to buy another B52 as my current one has never looked happy despite having the same conditions as thriving plants and having a transplant. I now think maybe it wasn't ready to come out of dormancy when i recieved it and put it under my light.