1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Venus flytrap

Discussion in 'General' started by severedhead, 22 Feb 2006.

  1. severedhead

    severedhead What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    19 Dec 2002
    Posts:
    1,479
    Likes Received:
    1
    Anyone know anything about flytraps?
    Mine has grown some kind of appendage and it won't stop growing.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. ch424

    ch424 Design Warrior

    Joined:
    26 May 2004
    Posts:
    3,112
    Likes Received:
    41
    It'll turn into a tiny flower in a few weeks. It hapenend to both of mine! Apparently they only flower if they're very happy with their environment. I don't know if that's true though. ;)

    ch424
     
  3. P2D

    P2D 99.999% Pure Spam!

    Joined:
    26 Mar 2004
    Posts:
    2,425
    Likes Received:
    0

    :D (You know what im thinking.)
     
  4. severedhead

    severedhead What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    19 Dec 2002
    Posts:
    1,479
    Likes Received:
    1
    Cheers ch424, I thought it had gone all retarded and about to mutate into something weird.

    Lol P2D!
     
  5. Xenred

    Xenred What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    26 Feb 2005
    Posts:
    548
    Likes Received:
    0
    That would make it so much more fun :D
     
  6. WireFrame

    WireFrame <b>PermaBanned</b>

    Joined:
    24 Feb 2003
    Posts:
    2,257
    Likes Received:
    2
    .me hums "little shop of horrors"
     
  7. mushky

    mushky gimme snails

    Joined:
    24 Mar 2003
    Posts:
    5,755
    Likes Received:
    3
    That what it will use to attach to your forehead when you're asleep and take control of your body.
     
  8. madmodder

    madmodder What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    28 Sep 2004
    Posts:
    554
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's going to start speaking to you soon! "Feed me Seymour"!
     
  9. Mary Jo

    Mary Jo oh lolz

    Joined:
    13 Oct 2004
    Posts:
    651
    Likes Received:
    1
    Mine never used to catch anything :(
     
  10. Hybr1d

    Hybr1d Bаnned

    Joined:
    13 Dec 2005
    Posts:
    883
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nice plant, I've always wanted one, and a Pirahna plant from the Mario games!
     
  11. speedfreek

    speedfreek What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    9 Nov 2005
    Posts:
    1,453
    Likes Received:
    1
    Damn beat me to it. :hehe:
    I kinda want one but I think I would probably kill it.
     
  12. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

    Joined:
    27 Nov 2001
    Posts:
    12,328
    Likes Received:
    55
    Cool, mine died after about a week, must have eaten a bad fly.
     
  13. severedhead

    severedhead What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    19 Dec 2002
    Posts:
    1,479
    Likes Received:
    1
    That would be most funny :hehe:
    Cheers cpemma, much needed info there :thumb:
     
  14. Fly

    Fly inter arma silent leges

    Joined:
    31 Aug 2001
    Posts:
    3,762
    Likes Received:
    2
  15. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

    Joined:
    21 Jan 2003
    Posts:
    23,538
    Likes Received:
    399
    I'm glad I'm not the only person in the universe who's actually seen this. One of my friend's recently got a Venus and after I quoted that, I may as well have suggested raping small children...
     
  16. Austin

    Austin Minimodder

    Joined:
    16 Jul 2004
    Posts:
    2,029
    Likes Received:
    14
    :duh: To cpemma whose Venus Fly Trap only lasted 1 week; did you feed it tap water or rain water? The former will kill it as will setting off the traps without providing sustinence, long-time dead flies don't count either! Also you should water it from below (in a dish) rather than from above and they also like very wet, boggy conditions so keep the water topped up.

    :wallbash: Hearing they (possibly) grow that wierd appendage when happy is ironic. My kids' Venus started growing it but it was desperate to be repotted, I repotted it, topped it up with the rain water I had saved and all seemed well. Until it didn't rain for over a week, the appendage fell off and it got seriously close to death! It seems to be just hanging on but where have the flies all gone to? I usually swat the flies then feed them to it but the blighters are all hiding. Grrr ...
     
  17. severedhead

    severedhead What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    19 Dec 2002
    Posts:
    1,479
    Likes Received:
    1
    Mine has been sat in tap water for months now and its been fine. Grown quite a bit actually.
     
  18. Austin

    Austin Minimodder

    Joined:
    16 Jul 2004
    Posts:
    2,029
    Likes Received:
    14
  19. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders Minimodder

    Joined:
    25 Jun 2002
    Posts:
    1,210
    Likes Received:
    4
    I was just reading http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_fly_trap and it had some very nice information which agrees with most everything said in this thread. Wikipedia bascially explained in more detail everything(?) that I read in this thread. Plus it had a couple cool pictures of the plant. :)

    L J
     
  20. severedhead

    severedhead What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    19 Dec 2002
    Posts:
    1,479
    Likes Received:
    1
    So just how tall do these things get?

    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page