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post #17 of (permalink) Old 02-09-2011, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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While UG is indeed carnivorous, the bladders arent large enough to catch shrimplets...they're better at catching microscopic inverts like nematodes and infusoria. Also to boot, the carnivorous structures for the most part stay subterrestrial, so the likely hood of the plant catching shrimplets or fish fry for that matter are very slim. There are true aquatic Utricularia, such as gibba, that do create floating/drifting traps which are more likely to capture those kinds of organisms. good question
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