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    It's genetic!

    This is an update to this thread:
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=120805
    Basically the story is that I got a bunch of seed from Bob Ziemer last fall when I paid him a visit. I put it all into cultures and nearly all of it germinated. Some of the cultures got contaminated and I had to deflask them to save the babies. One of them started flowering a month after being deflasked. That means that the bloomer was 3 months or so old and I never had them on any hormones. Here's a photo of the "early bloomer":

    Well, I self-pollinated the single flower that bloomed and it set seed! I then took all 15 or so of the seeds and flasked them on 3-1-2010. Only 6 of them germinated and it took nearly a month, but amazingly after two months in vitro from seed, two of the babies are already flowering:



    They aren't on any hormones and never have been. I think it's genetic! It might be another cultivar...Dionaea "Early Bloomer"

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    Precocious little bugger!

    I too have had seedlings send up a sprout a few months after germination -- but easily twice the age of yours, about eight months at the earliest.

    Congratulations . . .
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    Whoa!
    Very interesting! Keep us updated.
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    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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    Horney little buggers!

    Is the original "early bloomer" showing any other aberrations now that it is maturing...
    er, maturing more?

    I remember reading a long time ago, about there being a higher incidence of mutations & polyploidism in TC plants,
    even without using hormones. (Article was not about CP's in TC.)
    What can I say? Seems no one can wait to grow up now-a-days!

    Interesting indeed!
    Experience is the best teacher. At least it used to be.
    But then, common sense isn't so common anymore, is it.


    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=113866

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    A new Mad Scientist has emerged!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBella View Post
    Congratulations . . .
    Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by theyellowdart View Post
    Whoa!
    Very interesting! Keep us updated.
    I'll do that! I'm planning on propagating the two that are blooming already...one month after germinating! Hah!
    Quote Originally Posted by GrowinOld View Post
    Horney little buggers!

    Is the original "early bloomer" showing any other aberrations now that it is maturing...
    er, maturing more?
    Nothing unusual. I snipped the flower stalk as soon as the seed pod ripened. It's growing up with the rest of the deflasked babies and appears normal otherwise.
    Quote Originally Posted by Halt View Post
    A new Mad Scientist has emerged!
    You know it! I love my TC work. If I can only figure out a way for it to pay the bills I'll be all set

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    Hah! Nice! I got a description for it: Dionaea "Early Bloomer" was a plant arisen from tissue culture, that can be recognized by flowering earlier than most Dionaea clones; hence the name Dionaea "Early Bloomer"

    Good Luck Matt!

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    thats really cool congrats!
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