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    Peter describes dew leaf cutting in SG on pg 166:
    "Snip off the leaves at their petioles." what exactly is the petiole?
    "Long leaves, such as ...foked sundews, can be cut into segments about 2 inches long." Does leaves refer to the part that has tentacles, the long "stem", or both?
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    Petiole is the term used to describe the "stem", which holds the leaf (the trap).

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    It should be white at the endpoint.

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    petiole is the part without the trap. you can cut the leaf off with some or most of that. The plantlets will actually come from the base of a tentacle.

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    If the plantlets come from the base of the tentacles, then what's the whole point of the trap/petiole? For example in this thread, not drosera related, but cp related, a trap of a vft was used and work successfully. http://www.**********.com/cgi-bin....9;st=10

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    the petiole is the non-carnivorous, trapless part of the leaf, best snipped off at the best of the petiole, with some white stuff at the base if possible, as Jimscott says, but not neccessary for dews like D.binata.

    When he says the "trap" part he is refering to the part which contains the tentacles.Cut that part into 2" segments, and ditch the rest of the petiole. I think the petiole only helps with other kinds of dews (eg. D.intermidia), VFTs, because in D.binata you can't really divide the trap with a bit of petiole each. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    I put a D. binata leaf in a capped 50 ml centrifuge tube a few weeks ago. To my surprise and amazement, yesterday, I counted 15-20 points of new growth; that is, new plants. It's like having a D. filiformis.

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    Don'c confuse Dionaea (VFT) leaf pullings wiht Drosera leaf cuttings. (The plantlets sprout form different places).

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