Amazing News! I have a friend named Laura works with one of the botany labs at the U.of U. Biology Dept. She is wrapping up her masters and is working toward her PhD in the field. Recently, a team was organized to assess the current state of affairs of the ecology of the upper Amazon rain forest in Venezuela. She had the chance to go. The team returned about 6 months ago and they brought back new unkown specimens!! A few were fresh water' aquatic species never seen before! The head scientist has described one of them. It seems to look like a sort of fresh water anemone that feeds on copopods, small fish and other oraganisms. She finally let me into the lab to see what was going on since she knows how much I like aquascaping. The other species of unknowns are really wierd. One plant that they brought back is the first specimen of its kind ever to make it into a lab for study. The local village that they established base camp out of had stories of a plant that could turn off the reproductive system of human females like turning off a light switch! They found one and brought it back for further study! It looks like a tall rush grass that lives in wetlands/swamps. There are stories of another plant that can turn the reproductive system back on but it has yet to be found due to deforestation and slash and burn abuse of the ecosystem. The team has plans to keep looking next year. But back to the other amazing plant! They are naming it "Hydroatroxi tentaculifolia carnivorosa" species. I'm not sure of the genus or family yet. I really should not be revealing any of this since it has yet to be published. I will be visiting the lab soon and will try to get pictures of it as soon as I can- cell phone don't fail me now. From what Laura said it seems to be relatively easy to keep in aquariums(the ones at the bio-lab) but it might have to be a 'species only tank' kind of set up due to its odd feeding habits. I have to admit when I saw it I was shocked! It definitely has an anemone look to it and its 'tentacles' seem to be triggered by movement of some hapless water flea getting caught by some sort of viscous slime on the 'tentacles'. The cocopod stuck to the leaf/tentacle is curled up like a sundew and after the thing has been broken down, the nutrients are absorbed. it seems to emit a toxin into the water for larger prey that get stuck in its slime ( I guess that is the "hydroatroxi part...it means bad-horrible water). They inhale the toxin into their gills, stop moving, and are wrapped up by more of the sticky slime coated leaves. It is green and must augment its nutrient intake with photosynthisis. It is the length of a persons hand or smaller. Its central trunk/stock is about the girth of a paper towel role. The tentacle/petal/leaves are relatively short and reddish in color. That is about all that I know so far. I will try to keep this thread posted as soon as possible with further updates and, God willing, a picture taken on the sly.