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Carnivoria Crusader is an awesome plant that often makes traps in the shape of a "cross" (hence the name Crusader). I recently took photos of both Carnivoria Crusader and Carnivoria Asmodeus and got the photos labeled incorrectly. :oops: :oops: :oops:

All of the photos of both plants ended up in the Asmodeus folder and I just realized my mistake yesterday (July 10th), so I'm starting this new thread to set the record straight :D

So here are a few photos of Carnivoria Crusader (NOT Asmodeus)!!
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ChefDean wrote:Are these traps functional? Or just showy?
Definitely functional! Both Crusader and Asmodeus have caught a number of bugs this year despite it being a poor "hunting" year for the flytraps. We've not had many flies yet and I'm not sure why. Last year by this time most of our flytraps were feasting. I guess it might be due to how dry it has been this summer?
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Panman wrote:If you want flies, get a cow. I thought horses were bad, but cows travel with their own swarms.
I guess I need to get a couple of pet cows :lol:

I knew that cattle drew flies like crazy. Steve Doonan, my old FTS growing partner, lived in Portales, NM and right in the middle of a bunch of dairies. The number of flies around his place was astonishing. And his plants would catch TONS of flies. It wasn't uncommon to see 3 or 4 dead flies in the older traps of his plants. His plants also grew lightning fast because of all of the food!
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Matt wrote: Tue Jul 12, 2022 7:50 pmWe've not had many flies yet and I'm not sure why. Last year by this time most of our flytraps were feasting. I guess it might be due to how dry it has been this summer?
Maybe because it is dryer, but I have my plants in close proximity to the garbage can, so they get fed. The Sarrs filled up early this year with carpenter bees, but my flytraps are still looking at about a 50% filled rate vs about 80% last year.
Matt wrote:I guess I need to get a couple of pet cows :lol:
Leah would never let you turn them into steaks, but then again, you could just not tell her.
Just say that not only did the cows go to live on a farm upstate, but the beef fairy left 600 pounds of steaks, roasts, and grind on the doorstep.
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Don't mess with the cows...go big or go home. Get a commercial chicken house...a mandatory 500-pounds of juvenile flies (maggots) comes with each house!!! Plus, on a warm, humid evening with a gentle breeze blowing the scent can be soooo relaxing!!! :shock:
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ChefDean wrote: Tue Jul 12, 2022 8:02 pm Leah would never let you turn them into steaks, but then again, you could just not tell her.
Just say that not only did the cows go to live on a farm upstate, but the beef fairy left 600 pounds of steaks, roasts, and grind on the doorstep.
Or, you could just tell her it's a new brand of tofu...and the cows "got away".
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