by Tijopi11 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:07 pm
by dantt99 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:20 pm
by Tijopi11 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:34 pm
by dantt99 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:06 pm
by Steve_D » Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:07 pm
Tijopi11 wrote:I was wondering, because i'm starting to get pretty scared how it looks. All its big traps died, and the small ones wont grow.
by Tijopi11 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:12 am
by Weltall Zero » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:24 pm
Tijopi11 wrote:i fed half a slug to one of the traps a while later
by Steve_D » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:32 am
Weltall Zero wrote:It was my understanding that, in order for the plant to completely close, form a seal and digest its prey, it had to be stimulated by the live prey even after closing.
by Weltall Zero » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:10 pm
Steve_D wrote:Weltall Zero wrote:It was my understanding that, in order for the plant to completely close, form a seal and digest its prey, it had to be stimulated by the live prey even after closing.
A live insect inside the trap continues to stimulate the trigger hairs, causing the trap to close more tightly and begin the digestion process. However, the trigger hairs can also be stimulated by a person gently squeezing or rubbing the trap from the outside, several times over the course of an hour or two, causing the trap to form the seal and begin digestion even if the insect inside is already dead.
by Matt » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:15 pm
Weltall Zero wrote:I'm assuming this is because peat moss provides the nutrients the plant would otherwise get from insects. Is this correct?
by Weltall Zero » Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:38 pm
Matt wrote:Not entirely. While peat moss may have a few nutrients in it that the plant could absorb, I believe it's mostly devoid of all nutrition that plants like (NPK or nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium). In order to get energy to grow, they photosynthesize energy from the sun. That is the reason why flytraps need so much light to be healthy.
I'm not a plant physiologist nor a botanist, so much of what I write there may not be "technically correct", but the underlying assertions should be.
by Matt » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:11 am
Weltall Zero wrote:Sorry to engage in such musings; though I don't have a formal biology background, I tend to find this stuff fascinating.
by Lola » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:36 pm
Tijopi11 wrote:Thanks for the help, it turns out they do close. i accidently triggered 4, trying to get out dead traps that had mold on it x.x i fed half a slug to one of the traps a while later
it defedently gets a few hours of sun, its always in a window, but i dont know how much sun it *actually* gets. ill need to check on that, but i think it gets plenty?
i might be over-watering it...i play it twenty times lol, so thats a posibility. ill hold back on that...
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