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    I don't think so since CP's have been evolving for Billions of years. It would just be immposible to change thier genetic background and genetic history for how they developed in a temperate area. Nep.G.

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    regardless of origin, CP's are genetically coded to go dormant, so to make them NOT go dormant, would require tinkering with the gene structure, or an incredibly long breeding program, taking for instance, 1 flytraps out of a hundred, those two being the ones that display the shortest natural dormancy period, breeding them, and then taking their offspring choosing the shortest period off of them, and g oing forward, introducing new blood here and there, so on and so forth, to produce a viable offspring.

    It would take decades, if not longer, and would have to be a passion, all to make a plant that doesn't go dormant in the winter... but when you think about it, the plant is tailor made... why does it need traps when there are no insects around in winter any how?

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    That would be great Eplants! I miss mine and when I go outside and see them on the porch I feel sorry for them cause they look like crap with thier leaves turning brown. At least they are eating although I am not sure what exactly they are eating, whatever it is it must be real SLOW for a flytrap to catch it durring dormacy.
    You know...instead of changing the plant so there isn't a need for dormacy wouldn't it be simpler to create something like a tank that circulated cold air like a refridgerator only with glass so you could see the plants and lighting for them too. Hm... even if someone did make something like that I sure as heck wouldn't be able to afford it.
    Well only a little over a month left and then we wont have to worry about it till next year.

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    WOW i was thinking of exactly the same thing. U see i was thinking of putting my flytrap in an air conditioned container so it will get cold enough to go dormant but still give it a bit of light that way it would basically be going dormant naturally...

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    Yes but it would be very expensive. WAIT maby it wouldn't? Hmmm.............

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    It would be if you bought it but maybe you could take one of those tiny fridges motor and some plexi glass and hook something up. I don't know how I'd deal with the condensation though if there was some. It realy doesn't seem that impossible to do. I am surprised that nobody else has made one yet. Although I wouldn't imagine that everyone would run out and buy one ....just us [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    I think air conditioners work by extracting the water from the air-thats what causes the cool temps-so i don't think u would have to worry about condensation. LOL either get a box like this or an airconditioned house.

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    That would be a way to grow Rajah at night in a refrigeratered terarium! I don't thuink it is that immposible after all. Maby we could patent a design and make a coupl of bucks! Nep.G.

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