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?
Just choose all of them, there're so irrestible!
I don't understand why, I mean. The sundew family have plants both dormancy, such as D. Roundifolia and non-dormancy such as D. Capensis, plants. The Bladderwort family has the same situation. U. Tricolor requires no dormancy while the U. Dictoma (I think thats how its spelled) requires dormancy. Why can't it be possible to have VFT require no dormancy if these family have them? Hmmmm?
Oh thats because there is only one species of vft but many varieties and there r many different species of sundews and many different varieties of each species....
nailed it on the head Mondo.
The Venus Flytrap is a Monotypic species, one kind, thats it... Dionea Miscupula (I probably butcherd the spelling here.. but so what... I am tired... :o)
Any how, it's natural range exists across only a few hundred square miles in total area (I expect) not over thousands and thousands of miles, for instance, why would a plant that lives in a jungle need to go dormant? There is food around every day of the year, but it's relative a thousand miles north or south will expeince winter, where insects become few and far between, and growing flytraps that might get tripped by winter rain, snow fall, or sleet, or damaged by hail, or any number of things that endanger it in the wild, would actually provides a WEAKER PLANT.
Don't you understand that whether you believe in a Creation or an Evolution model that the flytrap is perfectly Created, or Adapted to it's environment, there is no way around that. In The wild, tha plant is AS IT SHOULD Be.
Now, you want to mess with it in cultivation, go AHEAD! By all means! It has already been done, that is how we get red and green dragons, dente, sawtooths, pom poms, and so forth... want one that will never go dormant? Do IT. It will take you half a century probably!
I will be about 75 I think by the time it is done, if it is ever done... and at an age where as a retiree I can truly enjoy the plant! So Go for it!