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live forever?!

by CPcaregiver » Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:45 pm

Can VFT`s actually live forever?!Any pics of old VFT`s? :o so cool if its true.
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Re: live forever?!

by Matt » Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:48 pm

Yep, they can live forever. But old VFTs don't look any different than young VFTs. Quite a few of the named clones are getting near (or over) 10 years old now, including Akai Ryu and Dentate Traps.
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Re: live forever?!

by xr280xr » Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:54 pm

Theoretically if nothing kills them (unfavorable conditions or other damage) they will continue living. However, I wouldn't be surprised if over enough time, UV or other factors would cause irreparable DNA damage or mutations that the plant couldn't survive.
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Re: live forever?!

by Alzuryu » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:17 pm

Well there was me thinking i was going to find the secret to immortality in this thread :(

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Re: live forever?!

by SnapSnapIOM » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:34 pm

I have the secret but not telling o0 :)
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Re: live forever?!

by stitz25b » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:51 pm

tell me andy!
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Re: live forever?!

by SnapSnapIOM » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:04 pm

K i thought you guys would get it :)

Its making yourself split into another you just like a VFT :)
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