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    To get my VFT leaves to turn red I whisper nasty things to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyr View Post
    To get my VFT leaves to turn red I whisper nasty things to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CP_dude View Post
    well, i only heard the water theory, and i noticed that when i touch a hair once everyday in one trap...that paticular trap becomes larger than all the rest, even when the trap started off at normal size. idk y it would happen with the eletrical theory, but it does make sence with the water theory...try it for yourself this summer...it worked for me

    BTW...a toothpick workes best with this
    Try a little experiment: do they toothpick trick on only half of the leaves. Using the same set of leaves each time. See if those grow bigger then the untreated ones. We'd be interested in the results so get yourself a digital camera.

    I haven't the time nor the patience to try this myself.
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    Originally Posted by CP_dude
    well, i only heard the water theory, and i noticed that when i touch a hair once everyday in one trap...that paticular trap becomes larger than all the rest, even when the trap started off at normal size. idk y it would happen with the eletrical theory, but it does make sence with the water theory...try it for yourself this summer...it worked for me

    BTW...a toothpick workes best with this


    Try a little experiment: do they toothpick trick on only half of the leaves. Using the same set of leaves each time. See if those grow bigger then the untreated ones. We'd be interested in the results so get yourself a digital camera.

    I haven't the time nor the patience to try this myself.
    I don't get the point of bothering with this at all.. Its not going to make the plant produce larger traps, only make the existing trap slightly bigger. I would rather just let my plants catch bugs and make the entire plant larger.
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    If it did work at all I guess it would be good if you wanted to enter it in a show or something. Talk about obsessive though. Lol, reminds me of those penile exercises they send you E-mails about.

    "Improve your trap size in just 3 pokes a day!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by vft guy in SJ View Post
    I don't get the point of bothering with this at all.. Its not going to make the plant produce larger traps, only make the existing trap slightly bigger. I would rather just let my plants catch bugs and make the entire plant larger.
    It may not even do that. Only one way to find out for sure.
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    Sounds like the same thing I read in a book: “Touch only one of the trigger hairs inside the trap with a toothpick. Touch it once and walk away. When you do this, the cells lining the inside of the trap will swell up a tiny bit… do this once a day for 7-10 days and your traps will be noticeably larger” JLAP - The book indicated they did this “for their personal collection.. for display plants”.

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    It does work. Joe Mazrimas tried it with his plants years ago with some nice results, but I prefer to just let nature take its course with my VFT's.
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