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    Yep, I always forget about that long maturation time, another challenge is that you would have to rest your plant to get blooms to do the hybridization, so some type of yearly cycle would have to trigger it even if it was not a full blown 4 month hibernation. Of corse the plants will bloom at about 3 years, so if your plant had been kept at 14 hour days for 3 years and was doing fine then a drop to 10 hours then back to 14 over a couple of months might trigger flowering without inducing dormancy, but if none of the plants went 3 years then you might be passing your project on to your grandkids some day! You never know until you try! I was thinking that a stem forming VFT would be cool, 20 points on an 18" bush, muahahaha, now where did that Frankenstein Jr. gene splicing kit go......

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    If people were supposed to play around with nature like this we would have been born with special kits for which to do so.

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    But MOndo... we were! It's called the Human Brain, and it's the best kit on the block! :o)

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    Modo if wedidn't monkey around with nature we wouldn't be talking about these amazing plants right now!

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    No nep g we could still talk about these plants with out mucking around with nature.
    LOL i mean have people just become so impatient that they have to distrupt the cycle of organisms that have been on this planet a lot longer than us,and have thrived until we came along,just for there pleasure?.These plants were going fine by themselves until we decided to take them out of their natural habitat and grow them in pots...how many flytraps die in cultivation each year?Hundreds i dare say,just go down to your local supermarket and check out the plant section and i am sure you will find some deteriorating flytraps to one side.And how many flytraps remain in the wild? No where near as many as there once was,it was only in 1999 that two million flytraps were taken from the wild-all thanks to human interfearance this plant is now on the endangered list.
    I mean disturbing the dormancy cycle of flytraps like this could lead to problems we haven't even thought of or could be catastrophic...i mean it's always happening today,some miracle wonder drug comes out on the market but only years later do people find out it has serious side affects
    And Ram if the human brain is so great than why are flytraps on the endangered list?

    (Edited by Mondo at 9:44 pm on Dec. 16, 2001)

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    well, regardless of whether the flytrap is on the endangered list or not, the human brain is a pretty incredible thing...

    And just so you know, I agree with you, no tinkering.

    ANd I was just having fun!

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    Oh Mondo there's harm in us dreaming though ....Right? We're not hurting nothing and even if "they" came up with a vft plant that didn't require dormacy I seriously doubt if it would affect those plants in the wild. Actually if you think about it the more vft plants are produced and available the less likely it is that someone goes on a vft saffari and picks the wild ones. Now if there was one that didn't require dormacy just think how that would be even more desireable to those that sold them. #### they would become so much more in demand. So realy if you were at the store and saw one of each wich would you choose?
    But when it comes down to it it's just a dream and there's no harm in dreaming....Right?

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    Just choose all of them, there're so irrestible!

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