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Thread: Wacky Traps looking wacky.. what is that?

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    Look....


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    Ah there we go.. Thanks Doom, yeah looks just like that.. Mine just look weird because its such a tiny plant.. The traps are about 1/8"...

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    They appear to be thicker just like the lobes are compared to a regular vft.

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    I am pretty sure all flytraps have those, my seedlings certainly do.
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    none of the other 12 or so baby VFTs that I have have that thing goin' on.. which is why I was like "what the heck?"

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    How cool is that!

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    Many flytrap cultivars exhibit these lumps. I think they're masses of anthocyanin pigments, but don't quote me on it.

    The fact that the lumps appear at the edges of your traps probably has something to do with the fact that Wacky Traps' traps aren't fully developed - that's why they look so wacky. The area of a normal trap where the lumps would generally terminate (as seen in the pics below of traps with cilia) doesn't exist in Wacky Traps.

    These flytraps have the lumps as well:

    B52

    BZ Razorback

    Cupped Trap

    Typical (grew one trap ever with this odd green banding)

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    These are the sessile glands. They are related to structure and function of the sessile glands on Drosera trichomes (tentacles) and lamina (leaves). These are basically the digestive glands. As I recall Darwin may have pointed this out in his 1875 book Insectivorous Plants. This grainy pattern is usually found in younger, immature plants. Glands are easiest to see on less colorful plants.

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    THE SECRETORY CYCLE OF DIONAEA
    MUSCIPULA ELLIS I. THE FINE STRUCTURE AND THE EFFECT OF
    STIMULATION ON THE FINE STRUCTURE OF THE DIGESTIVE GLAND CELLS
    BY R. J. ROBINS* AND B. E. JUNIPER
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/1....tb00789.x/pdf

    Evolving Darwin's 'most wonderful' plant: ecological steps to a snap-trap.
    By Gibson TC, Waller DM.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/1...09.02935.x/pdf
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