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#1 Trev

 
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Posted 07 May 2011 - 15:38 PM

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 :)

Edited by Trev, 09 May 2011 - 22:19 PM.


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Posted 14 May 2011 - 16:14 PM

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

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 12:09 PM

hello,
Here is my Dionaea muscipula type :
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it is 3.7 cm

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 12:28 PM

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

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Trev



Do you get the prize if you win? :sarcastic_hand:
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 13:15 PM

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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Posted 19 May 2011 - 16:35 PM

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.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 17:56 PM

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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Posted 19 May 2011 - 21:01 PM

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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Posted 17 July 2011 - 19:42 PM

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

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 10:00 AM

Looks like your going to win again Guillaume :flag_of_truce:

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 12:47 PM

That's not fair Guillaume :flag_of_truce:
ihihihihih :Laie_71mini:

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 17:21 PM

We have time to have bigger traps before september!

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 18:27 PM

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


Is that from the division I gave you? It's bigger than my own.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 06:49 AM

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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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Posted 19 July 2011 - 08:01 AM

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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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:01 PM

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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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:59 PM

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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Posted 25 July 2011 - 18:02 PM

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

Regards Alistair

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 21:00 PM

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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Posted 26 July 2011 - 18:40 PM

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.