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Old 09-23-2013, 04:46 AM   #16
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If you don't want the Utricularia I will happily take it... Its a wonderful fry-trap for breeding various species (guppies, killies etc...). It can't eat fry but does consume the various infusoria.

PM me if you would like to send a little my way. I'll pay postage.
It eats infusoria? How?
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It eats infusoria? How?

Those little bubble/pod looking things on it are the traps - there is a mechanism where some little unfortunate critter brushes up against some hairs/bristles, and the trap opens, and draws in nearby water (and the unfortunate critter that triggered the trap) into the trap, where the critter (and whatever else) is digested for nutrients.

I'm too lazy too look up citations right now, but I'm pretty sure the bladderwort trap mechanism is considered the fastest plant movement on the planet. Also, more recently, I think there was something about bladderworts having a very succinct/concise genetic code-less junk dna then most other organisms.
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:52 AM   #18
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I'm too lazy too look up citations right now, but I'm pretty sure the bladderwort trap mechanism is considered the fastest plant movement on the planet. Also, more recently, I think there was something about bladderworts having a very succinct/concise genetic code-less junk dna then most other organisms.
I see. It's an alien then, recently dumped here from the interior of some meteorite..
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:48 AM   #19
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I bet you could sell it at carnivorous plant discussion sites.
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:39 AM   #20
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I bet you could sell it at carnivorous plant discussion sites.
Or UFO conventions.
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Anyone have any pics of this plant grown emersed or in a Wabi-Kusa style?
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I don't have any recent pics, but here's one of the first flower I got on my bladderwort. This one was a couple weeks ago.

Just sitting in a neglected tray of plant clippings/culls and snails.

If I get a chance, I may try and take a pic sometime this week, I've got probably a couple dozen flowerstalks, and about a half dozen flowers at any given time.

All I really see above water is the flowerstalk/flower.
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Wow, those flowers are pretty! Almost makes the infestation worth it, I might just top a bowl with it in the future for the blooms.
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I finally remembered to try taking another pic.

It's been this way for a couple months now, constantly sending up new flower stalks, so there are always a bunch of bare stalks after the flower has fallen off, a few growing and about to blossom, and a few in full open-flower mode.
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