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    I know that flytraps use electrical impulses to trigger their traps, but someone told me that you can prove this by applying a small charge to the center of the trap. I asked someone else about this and they said that this would fry the plants electrical system and disable all of the traps. Even possibly kill the plant. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
    Is this possible?

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    I could be wrong... But.

    I'm not sure plants have 'electrical systems'... Wouldn't the electical currents just flow through the water?

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    I heard that it was small plant-like muscle fibers that trigger the trap to close.
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    there are 2-4 hairs that trigger the traps to close all the hair have to be hit at once to close the trap.
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    george, I don't think you have to hit all the hairs at once, just three in a short period of time. This is what I've noticed from the hundreds of fruit fly deaths I've witnessed.

    A small current applied to a trap would most likely not hurt the plant. just mist the inside of the trap and then apply a few volts across the trap, I don't know that it will have any effect but it certainly isn't enough to do serious damage.
    Just don't plug you VFT into a wall outlet.

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    Quote (joseph @ Dec. 16 2002,07:07)
    Just don't plug you VFT into a wall outlet.

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    well you know what... I dont think it would fry the plant if you used a small amount like if you hooked it up to a AA battery it could possibly live thru it.

    Or hey here's something, you know how you can power a cheap clock with a potato maybe you could sorta jumpstart the vft with the potato. Surely the potato wont fry the vft..... Hm... seems awfully goofy realy.



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    I never heard that B4 UC, do you have to use new potatoes (those little ones) for smaller clocks?

    Can the potato be cooked, like could I ladle half a kilo of mashed spuds into the back of my clock and it'll work?

    I wonder if I can power my VCR with something larger like a pumpkin?

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