This week I began my senior year in college. I am majoring in Nuclear Engineering, and am taking an upper level lab course. In the class, we are allowed to design a semester long laboratory utilizing our reactor. Basically, this means we have the opportunity to irradiate things and run experiments with them. My lab group (3 of us) has already decided we would like to irradiate either seeds or soil at different levels, and see how the plants grow, lethal dose of the seeds, radiation in the full grown plant, etc...we are also considering irradiating invertebrates and watching them develop.
With this opportunity in mind, I immediately though of carnivorous plants and whether we might tailor this experiment specifically towards them. I am very open to any comments, thoughts, or ideas anyone might have to help. Keep in mind that will will be needing to measure quantitative features in the grown plants/seeds.