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By Sp0nser
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So my king henry receltly let out a trap that kinda looks like jaws smiley and i want to clone it, will all the traps be like this if i clone the leaf?
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By hungrycarnivores
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See my post on strange cultivars. This is likely an epigenetic phenotype, not contained in the genetic code of the cells but rather expressed probably due to mistakes when the cells in that trap translate certain genes too much or too little. Thus, you cannot clone it. Also, if it is a mutation it is unlikely to be in the rhizome since it is not a germ-line mutation (in anthers or ovaries), so it might just be localized to the trap. This is much rarer.
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By VFTNoob
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Looks like it wanted to pom pom but stopped half way.
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By ChefDean
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hungrycarnivores wrote: Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:00 am See my post on strange cultivars. This is likely an epigenetic phenotype, not contained in the genetic code of the cells but rather expressed probably due to mistakes when the cells in that trap translate certain genes too much or too little. Thus, you cannot clone it. Also, if it is a mutation it is unlikely to be in the rhizome since it is not a germ-line mutation (in anthers or ovaries), so it might just be localized to the trap. This is much rarer.
^^^^ He's right on the money, but you could always pull that leaf and try anyway.
Worst case, nothing happens.
Likely case, you get more King Henry plants.
Awesome case, that mutation translates to the new plant and is expressed as a new cultivar.
Go for it!
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