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    Has anyone ever made their plants fight? maybe having a vft close onto a sudew leaf?
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    Welcome to the forums Captain Drosera! Anyway, I think that that idea of yours is kind of cruel to carnivorous plants, I mean making them eat each other isn't very helpful to their survival. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    they may be plants but they don't brains or feelings but its still cruel like illegal fights between pitbulls or betta fish . i've had venus flytraps close there traps on eachother but they never digested eachother . it would'nt harm them like making the whole plant die , it'll probably make a leaf rot off but thats pretty much it .

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    Your anthropomorphizing (sp?) your plants too much. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img]

    I think the most that will happen is that one or the other or both leaves will be damaged. And that is assuming that you can get the VFT trap to stay closed and seal.

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    I think nothing would happen at all. If I had to guess, both plants secrete similiar compounds and are probably immune to those compounds (otherwise they'd digest themselves). Additionally those componds are probably only targetted toward animal cells not plants cells.

    I could be wrong however, as it is possible some of the cells aren't immune to the chemicals.

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    Nothing would happen. It takes movement to activate the digestive process in cp's. Plus cp growth is to slow to activate any digestive juices. I have had vft traps grow over each other and nothing happens. The same thing with sundew leaves touching each other.

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    Now I'm wonder if carnivorous plants can digest other plant material, I would really like to get rid of some weeds growing on some of my pots.

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