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    Hi. After having a conversation with my pal Tim, we ended up with this despute over VFT's.


    You guys have heard of a Red Dragon VFt losing its red coloration when not enough light is provided right? Well, is it true when that happens, the plant becomes a "typical" form? Its true that the Red Dragon was a mutation and still has its genes of the typicla form, but is it possible for it to toatlly become a typical again? thanks-Zach
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    providing the conditions are not met over an extended period of time...
    Oh boy.

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    ahh tricky question...(there are actually a couple very different questions your asking about)

    Is it now a typical because it isn't red like it should be if grown in low light? No
    Simply because when givin proper growing conditions the red will manifest itself again. Whereas a typical in the same growing environment will not show red coloration to the same extent.

    As for your other question:
    Is it possible for a red dragon to become typical again? Yes
    HOWEVER this would require a genetic mutation so the plant loses the ability to turn totally red. Odds of this happening are worse than winning the lottery. Giving a red dragon low light so that it looks like a typical does not cause it's genetic makeup to be altered.
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    but sarracennia.com said they may revert back to a typical like form, with only greens specks.
    Oh boy.

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    hmmm...Tim?
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    A 'red dragon' is a red dragon because its genes "tells" it it is, you can't change that by a color change. Ex. a snowey owl is still a snowey owl in summer even though it turns brown. Just my opinion. Jack
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    actually thats a fact jack, hehe
    you and tony should give science lessons on this forum

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