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    I wanted to share with you an experiment I have been doing - we have been talking about this sort of thing on the pitcher plant forum, but since it's a VFT, I thought I would post it here.

    For the last few months, I have been adding blue food coloring to the water my test VFT sits in. It's in a 5 inch tall dixie cup (yes, with holes in the bottom) that sits in a small japanese ceramic bowl and the water level varies from 1/2 to 1 1/4 inches. Each time I add water to the bowl, I also add 3 drops of coloring.

    Nothing has happened - it looks just my other flytraps. So, today I am starting a new approach. I just fed it a big fat fly and a large drop of blue food coloring in the trap!

    We will see what happens......

    Wild Bill

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    maybe you should use LOTS it. pour a couple of bottles into the soil and into the water.

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    or hey its wildbill! can you post some pics of your terrarium? i was told it had fish and a frog in it. sounds cool!

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    I still have to take some photos of the terrarium, and I'm sure Nathan will put them up on the NECPS page too.

    As for the 'Blue Wonder' flytrap - I have since fed it 4 meals of flies and blue food coloring. The spines of the traps turned a bit blue with streaks down the trap sides - but this might be because of overflow.

    I am bringing it to the NECPS meeting tomorrow, hopefully someone there can take a digital picture of it.

    Wouldn't it be cool if it flowered and they were blue!

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    Per request, Wild Bill's Blue Wonder



    The parts that look black are really deep blue. I think it's just stained with food coloring so far, but the experiment is new, still.
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    ewwwwwww..... your sure thats just stained dark blue?

    it looks really gross.

    good luck!! i think i see a mutated trap too! it almost looks like it tried to be a cup trap. neat.

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    Red face

    Blue.............and somewat gross.
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    I'd love to see if it flowers blue, like you can make carnations do?! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
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