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05-29-2002, 11:57 AM
I just fertilized my fly trap with a spoonful of plutonium. Will it die?
Ummmm.... Where did you get the Plutonium? (just curious as I need some to take over the world http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif )
Since all living tissue is vulnerable to radioactivity I would be inclined to say that your VFT will be adversly affected and there is probably a good chance it will expire.
05-29-2002, 03:02 PM
Interestingly, I've been reading a book on plant breeding. There's a technique called 'mutagenic breeding' where you take seeds and expose them to radiation, or other mutagen, plant them and basically see what you get. 99.9% of the time, you end up with a lethal gene and nothing happens, but that 0.1% of the time you can end up with some interesting stuff. I wish I had the book on me, because it listed some interesting examples.
05-29-2002, 03:35 PM
I was kind of wondering the same thing as Pyro!
BTW, What isotope is it!
Did I fool anyone?
05-30-2002, 03:55 PM
Mutagen is what they used to create the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
05-30-2002, 06:20 PM
Next thing you know, he'll be dusting his plants with anthrax for pest control. http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif
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