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  1. This is honestly a tough topic to really discuss and get straight perfect answers. I have been growing flytraps for a while. 2016 will be my 10 year mark. I have worked directly with the biggest Flytrap names in the US and still do. Here is something I have learned that I think is HIGHLY important for this thread. Conditions matter more than cultivar name. At least while going with a big named plant. (some named cultivars like Coquillage and Korean Melody Shark don't ever get very big).... But, different areas support bigger growth on different plants. DC XL is a perfect examp
  2. I actually totally forgot to come back and post some colorful photos of SD Kronos. Here is one that captured a fly during dormancy a few weeks ago.
  3. yes, the plant gets red. I will take a picture of some of the red traps it is currently showing off. :) All of those pictures were of summertime growth. Most plants do not put out a lot of color during the summer months in my area. I think it is a combination of extreme heat and lots of bugs to munch on. But, now that it is a fall all of my plants are starting to put on some beautiful coloration. So far, SD Kronos actually has a bit of a unique red coloration. It seems to color the cilia faster than the rest of the trap. So you get bright red cilia with a trap that looks to be misted in
  4. So, the time of SD Kronos being released is nearly upon us. Last night I uprooted my mother pots to send plants to other business owners and I gotta say, holy freaking cow. Biggest plants i have ever had in my hands. I uprooted the big pot I got from Steve on 07/05/15 and all 3 pots were overflowing again by last night. So if you intend on buying an SD Kronos, be prepared for a plant that needs a ton of room cuz baby gets big fast! haha ;) Biggest trap was just under 4.5cm so not too big but, far from small. The rhizomes/corms were over 10cm wide and plump as can be and the biggest plant
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    Can't believe how tiny Big Vigorous is.
  6. here is an updated pic of what the bigger of the pots looks like. It has been through one of the hottest summers my part of Texas has ever seen and still looks this good.
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    Shark mirror

    any more pics of other traps or is this the only one showing the mutation?
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    Shark mirror

    Would this not be better called Shark Fin?
  9. That would be me :)
  10. It really is amazing to see how that plant makes a 1 inch gnome look so tiny. Even more so considering its nearly august and our growing season starts in February so it is definitely well into summer growth with fall growth right around the corner. :)
  11. Like with Humans, there are only one species. But, like with humans, that one species has a lot of genetic diversity. Because of that diversity, there are different cultivars. Cultivars are kind of like difference races of Venus Flytraps. Again, using humans as an example, there are only 1 species but there are lots of different races(cultivars). Hispanic, Africa, Asian, Caucasian, etc etc. (I swear, one of you better not turn this into a racist rant, lol!) =
  12. Here are some more pics of it, Steve. Even one of it next to a Big Vigorous that is around the same age. I uprooted and kept one mature plant and 1 small division in their own pot. (the one in the comparison photo was 2 growing points but they were so strongly connected, I didn't want to break them apart just yet)
  13. She's a tiny little plant Steve. Biggest trap I have found so far has been right around 5cm (the one in the pic was just the easiest to measure since it is a tangled mess of traps towards the center! lol) and there are dozens over 4cm. Biggest plant, on average, I have ever seen. Can't wait to see what it looks like when it puts up the rare super large traps like B52 and DC XL do on occasion!
  14. I disagree with the humidity comments. Mine is growing here in Texas and the during the summer, the humidity never gets above 60%, even at night. Just mist it once or twice a day and it will grow fine and pitcher like crazy in the high heat. Just don't let the temps drop below 65F or it will grow slower than a sleepy snail moves. If the temps drop below 60F, it will actually get damage from the cold.
  15. simple answer is that it is a "unique flytrap" and nothing else. There are very few, if not none, that you can name on looks alone and doing so is a very bad idea. This is how incorrect plants get labeled as something and then get spread around. Even if i am 99% sure of a plant, I still call it a typical or a unique plant. You should only name a plant if you are 100% sure it is what you are going to name it (and the only way to be certain of it is to know what plant it divided from)
  16. Mee too! Total diameter, leaf tip to leaf tip, is about 37 inches... Sadly, when I purchased it, it had suffered some cold damage and that caused a few leaves (including this one) to be much smaller than the older leaves. But, the newest is tipping the scale at over 20 inches. So if one more comes in at that size, it will be over 40 inches wide.
  17. The humidity in the tank rarely drops below 60%.. only when the moss surrounding all of the pots starts drying.. But, I have a humidifier and keep the most fairly moist. It averages probably 70% all of my plants have been moved outside now and they are getting between 50-99%... The bical seems to thrive in what ever I put it in. The newest leaf is tipping the scales at 21" long without the tendril.... Gonna get huge fast!
  18. Bicalcarata. It is a monster of a plant and produces some very pretty pitchers. Second would be albomarginata. It is very unique in that it evolved strictly to eat termites and even produces the white band around the lip that is only there to attract termites.
  19. hmm, I took your wording as in it wouldn't be possible to grow but the thicker leaved species... Either way, I just meant that he most certainly could if he misted them daily.
  20. As someone who is currently growing several different species of lowlanders, I disagree with manders. I have miriabillis and it is growing outside where the humidity never exceeds 60% and it is fine. I do have to mist it in the AM and the PM or it won't pitcher. But, your conditions will work just fine as long as you provide a mist or two daily. But, I wouldn't let the plants exceed 100F.. While bicalcarata can most certainly take it, it won't like it and you will have some stunted growth.... Bical is super easy to grow and it will fast between 70-100 with humidity above 45%
  21. Here is the updated pic where you can see both fangs :) Humidity is dropping below 50% outside so I brought her back in and put her in the tank.
  22. As the title says I wanted to make a post and this is not Carnivorous plant related but, people need to see this and here on the forums is the best place to get that accomplished (If this is against the rules, I am very sorry and will keep this post as professional as possible). Also, this is a copy and paste post that I have posted a few other places to help spread awareness. I have taken the poor little girl to the vet and the vet themselves are filing animal abuse charges against this company. But, it is a long drawn out process and in the mean time, this is the best way I can think of
  23. Haha, no both teeth are there.. It is just the angle. I will take another pic of it when I get off work tomorrow :)