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    Senior project consideration

    I was considering making the topic of my senior project the cultivation of carnivorous plants from seed, in which I would measure how light, humidity, soil makeup and moisture, and various fungicides and pesticides impact the growth and germination success of various carnivorous plants. What do you guys think?
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    I'm not sure if I would go with seed, there can be a wide variation within the same seed pool not including environmental factors.

    Leaf pulls or something similar would be a much better method to measure the impacts of humidity, medium, ect.

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    I'm not sure if I would go with seed, there can be a wide variation within the same seed pool not including environmental factors.

    Leaf pulls or something similar would be a much better method to measure the impacts of humidity, medium, ect.
    In order to do a proper experiment, one needs a minimum of 30 individuals (seeds or leaf pullings) per test group. I would need hundreds of seeds to do my experiment, which is why I am going to focus primarily on drosera. Where on earth would I get hundreds of leaf pullings from the same individual plant? Also, I want to focus on how it impacts germination, and leaf pullings don't really germinate.
    Come to me flies and crawling bugs. This plant wants to give you great big hugs
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