There was some good lighting in Ashland today, so I snapped a few photos of the new clone that will be "hitting the shelves" of the FlytrapStore very soon, possibly as soon as this weekend. It is very similar in appearance to 'Bohemian Garnet', but I believe that it gets a bit larger, though I've only had it out of tissue culture for a couple of months so far, so I can't yet say how large it will get.
We're tentatively calling it Dionaea "FTS Crimson Sawtooth". Anyone have a better suggestion?
And Bob, if you see this post, this is the same plant I brought you a small division of back in September.
So I picked one of these up a few weeks back... and I just have to say how pleased I was with the fantastic communication and accomodation of the two gents that run FTS.
Because of the horrendous postal service around here, I asked if they would be willing to delay shipping until a certain day of the week when I could guarantee that someone would be able to receive the package.
They were both patient and had fantastic communication, even though one of the gents was away on a trip... and they filled my order perfectly to my satisfaction. So *tips hat* thanks again!
As to the plant, it's doing quite well; there's an abundance of traps of varying sizes; the traps and leaves are almost entirely red. A few of the newer traps have some green around the leaf edges, but overall, the plant is shockingly red. Never having had the pleasure of raising an Akai Ryu, I'm very, very pleased with this addition.
The traps do respond quickly when triggered; I found that the leaves seam more pliable (possibly thinner) than the leaves of my dentate and typical traps. This may be because the plant is younger(?) but it actually seems to "fold" itself around prey and seal more quickly than my greener traps. (Again, that might just be my perception.)