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    Quote[/b] (jon @ May 29 2004,6:29)]
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    Quote[/b] (Stevie D @ May 28 2004,12:23)]I'd like to gene-splice a sundew and a VFT together to make a sundew with VFT traps on the ends of its leaves. Hmm...

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    Actually, I just polinated a flytrap flower with Drosera spatulata pollen...and it looks like it's producing seed....
    It... It's ALIVE!!

    (Actually, if it's not just a case of your VFT being pollenated (sp?) by air-bourne pollen from your other VFTs, I'd be rather interested to see how that turns out...)
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    Quote[/b] ]...He dropped out of contact about 1980 and no one has heard from him since.
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    It couldnt catch birds on its own. The traps clsoe by cell growth, so on a 1 foot trap, it would take more like 5 minutes to close

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Stevie D @ May 28 2004,10:20)]
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    Actually, I just polinated a flytrap flower with Drosera spatulata pollen...and it looks like it's producing seed....
    It... It's ALIVE!!

    (Actually, if it's not just a case of your VFT being pollenated (sp?) by air-bourne pollen from your other VFTs, I'd be rather interested to see how that turns out...)
    Yeah, it'd be interesting to see the result if it wasn't pollinated by another VFT, although surely not very likely.

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    aren't there already "giant form" traps? that make like 3/4 inch traps... I'd like to one day get one of those... If I ever stop buying nepenthes...
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    3/4 inch!!! I have traps pushing 2.5 inches easy. Like us, the older they get, the better they are.
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    you sure about that? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    Tamlin, 2.5 INCHES or 2.5 centimetres? That's sounds more like it, or maybe its a bigmouth VFT?

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    Quote[/b] ]He dropped out of contact about 1980 and no one has heard from him since
    yeah it does sound like the VFT made a meal out of him, so myterious (and then someone comes arcoss a pile of bones lying in the VFT's mouth...) *shudders* just like in the movies - like when someone comes to a mysterious cave, sees a few skeletons. Ooohhhh, so scary! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
    Actually ppl have tried making a sundew-VFT b4, don't know whether they succeeded in making a freak of nature, I would like to see its catching mechanism. Proly could if you try real hard, I heard that VFTs and sundews doseras are related, even if most websites deny that ("the Venus flytrap is a Diverse genus, totally separate from other genuses...) - quoted from collectors corner, I think...
    Hey Jon, you don't mind keeping an update on how that turns out, do you? Otherwise we could be onto something here, after it germinates lets see how it turns out...oooooohhhh I'm so excited *shaking* [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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