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By CPcaregiver
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#120218
Can VFT`s actually live forever?!Any pics of old VFT`s? :o so cool if its true.
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By Matt
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#120219
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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By xr280xr
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Joined:  Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:29 pm
#120223
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.
By Alzuryu
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Joined:  Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:19 pm
#120231
Well there was me thinking i was going to find the secret to immortality in this thread :(
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