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    Does anyone know if this trap called Dionaea XL Clone? I got it from the UK in seed for and it's sprouted. Any info or pics would be apreciated. It's hard to tell what it's going to look like b/c it's just the two first leaves right now, no traps yet.
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    The plant is a muture typical VFT. XL=extra large VFT. And I mean that the site means its just an adult VFT. XL VFT should not be mistaken for a whole new variety.
    VFT's to offer here===>http://www.phongvft.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]XL VFT should not be mistaken for a whole new variety
    This is especially true if a plant having particular characteristics is distributed as seed. Seedlings are unlikely to retain the special properties notable in the parent(s). That is why clones must only be reproduced asexually.

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    OHHHH!!! Interesting..... I never knew that about clones only have to be reproduced asexually...
    But what about leaf cuttings? Will that retain the characteristics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]But what about leaf cuttings? Will that retain the characteristics?
    Asexual means "independent of sexual processes, esp. not involving the union of male and female germ cells."
    Leaf cuttings are a method asexual reproduction, as is dividing the rhizome, tissue culture, etc.

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    jon,

    Loved Starship Troopers! Congrats on getting the role. We'll probably go see it day one as a company (being a computer game company, we go see imortant movies like this for inspiration.)

    Incidentally, I have a vft question: I understand that if I have, say, a green dragon vft, and get seeds, that the offspring will not necessarily be green dragons, but just typical vfts. Is there a greater chance of green dragons, though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Capslock @ Mar. 31 2004,4:45)]jon,

    Loved Starship Troopers! Congrats on getting the role. We'll probably go see it day one as a company (being a computer game company, we go see imortant movies like this for inspiration.)
    Thank you, this sequal is really good, even tho it's direct to DVD. The opening sequance alone is INSANE! The shotting of it was a major pain in the trap...errr...butt... cold, dark, and had a huge wind fan throwing sand and wood chips at us at 6 miles an hour...
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    AFAIK, "Green Dragon" is not a registered cultivar and hence there is no formal description of the plant and its' distinguishing characteristics. Without a published description, how would one know the difference between a "Green Dragon" and a 'Red Dragon'. The only way to assure that plants being discussed are identical is to know that you have a genetic copy (clone) of the original plant.

    For a good discussion about cultivars, see
    http://www.carnivorousplants.org/cul...ivarsmain.html
    and also read the descriptions at
    http://www.carnivorousplants.org/cultivars/diocult.html

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