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    Carnivorous plant enthusiast vraev's Avatar
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    no dude...I havent so far seen any double traps on my plants. (YET!)

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    Quote[/b] ]no dude...I havent so far seen any double traps on my plants. (YET!)
    Hmm... my mistake. Sorry about that; it was probably someone's else's...
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    I don't know a whole ton about genetics, but if you had two seperate two headed traps and you bred them together wouldn't the trait be more likely to appear in the offspring of the parents. Isn't that how people strengthen the traits of cultivars? That seems logical to me at least....

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    These double-header pictures are on Barry Rice's Galleria Carnivora:

    double cupped traps



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    Quote Originally Posted by neon-eon View Post
    I don't know a whole ton about genetics, but if you had two seperate two headed traps and you bred them together wouldn't the trait be more likely to appear in the offspring of the parents. Isn't that how people strengthen the traits of cultivars? That seems logical to me at least....

    -Gabe
    That would work if the two plants showed a tendency to produce double-headers to begin with. I think it's more of a random occurance, an error in division of the cells at some point in the growth - like identical twins. The author of the article in the Sept 2006 issue of Carnivorous Plant Newsletter says it happened to a five year old plant in the summer of 2003 and was watching the plant for similar unusual traps. None reported that I know of.

    Snakes reproduce faster than VFTs and you see plenty pictures of two-headed snakes. I would have thought someone would have bred that trait if they could by now.

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