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    About two months ago I broke the trap off of a small common venus flytrap. Since the trap had just opened, I got the idea that maybe I could keep it alive by placing it in my small terrarium I had just planted and wait. Well, to my surprise, the trap didn't turn black and die, but it remained green. I took it out of the medium a few times to see if anything was happening with no results. Well, today I took another look and the trap was still green. I pulled it from the medium with a bit of resistance. To my surprise, there is a 1/4 inch long root with a small bud forming.

    I will try to get a photo soon.
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    Cool man. I betn that also proves vfts are closely related to sundews [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] .

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    Wow that is pretty cool [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I am going to have to try that, I'm gonna go do it right now.
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    After my new plant establishes itself I'll try that
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    One definitely will get better results with an entire leaf cutting. The reason that I used the trap as a possible cutting was that it broke off during a transplant. The plantlet is forming where the petiole connected to the trap.
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    Nick,
    You used just the trap? Who'da thunk it? That's pretty cool. I just had my first success with regular leaf cuttings, I'll have to try your thing out!
    I did notice when doing my cuttings, though, that the undevelped leaf (the trap was still sealed and pointed backwards) struck the fastest. The funniest thing was that it continued to grow and actually openned and was able to eat a meal. It even openned BACK up without rotting.
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    Ok, here are some photos of the trap cutting.





    I was suprised that the trap lasted as long as it had without wilting or turning black. I was even more surprised when it rooted.



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    cool , i'm gonna try it too , and also , was that a dente flytrap , cool , it'll probably make dente traps as well .

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