Thank you, nimbulan.
Thank you, nimbulan.
While that would be pretty dank, if this was a thing, id like to see them do other things like make N. bicalcarata fangs HUGE.
Insanity is a sane response to an insane world.
I honestly do not understand this overobsession with genetically modified garbage.
These plants are perfectly adapted and genetically varied / colored, and have been for hundreds of years.
We have purples, blacks, whites, ones with fangs, ones with teeth, and absolute goliaths.
What is it that you could possibly be wanting to modify further from natural perfection?
Well, what about it? Ive seen a few just like this on ebay.
Many times infact.
Technically gmo is just a "modern" way to combine different genetic traits, so in this case I would say why bother creating new hybrids, or selecting the best seedlings?
I'm not sure bigger fangs would make sense but what about an easy and fast growing edwardsiana, or a low humidity/warm temp tolerant lowland?
CRISPR/Cas9 is already working on plants so it's almost trivial to do any kind of gmo nowadays, but hopefully it will not mean luminescent nepenthes (except on April 1st).
We can imagine many ethically wrong and/or mostly useless things possible to do. But also some useful ones to reintroduce some species by allowing them to be a little more tolerant in their growth condition. Don't get me wrong, I still don't think we should do it, protecting the current ecosystems they growth in is a better option.
( @jurow very nice plant, is it one of these variegated alata?)
and Honestly, I dont think the plants care about becoming artificially "more tolerant". They have been perfectly tolerant
for the hundreds of years in their environments before humans came along and changed them. Its just people getting bored and editing genes because they can,
or just because theyre bored. (or both.) People are only GMOing so we can sell it. or do something for people.
To me, it just feels like another marketing ploy and people just wanting to edit things in order to say "I made this all on my own, humans rule, (blah blah)"
or something along those lines. Just like the luminescent tobacco plant that came out a few years back. Sure, there is legitimate scientific research and purpose behind it,
but its just another thing humans want to dip their hands into and ruin. IT seems like owning the world and everything after that just wasnt enough.
Last edited by NemJones; 03-01-2016 at 10:32 PM.