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Re: The FTS Seed Grown VFT Thread

by TampaTraps » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:49 pm

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TampaTraps wrote:Cool, just bought some RED seeds... Too bad the fused-tooths were out of stock, those look awesome!

How do seeds work btw, are they guaranteed to get the same plant the seed came from or is it always something different?


Seeds are pretty much a genetic crap shoot. For example the reds are much more likely to provide red plants. The plants grown from seed should always be labeled as 'typical'. All cultivars came from seed at some point though, that's why people like to grow from seed.


Sorry, what do you mean by 'typical'... I guess my question is, could any seed turn out to be sawtooth or long tooth or etc? I'm guessing that's what you meant by "genetic craps shoot"? Which would make growing from seed pretty exciting because you never know what you will get...

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Re: The FTS Seed Grown VFT Thread

by boarderlib » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:01 pm

TampaTraps wrote:
Sorry, what do you mean by 'typical'... I guess my question is, could any seed turn out to be sawtooth or long tooth or etc? I'm guessing that's what you meant by "genetic craps shoot"? Which would make growing from seed pretty exciting because you never know what you will get...


A 'typical' is any fly trap that is not a genetic clone of a cultivar. With seeds you'll more than likely get a bunch that look like mom, some that look like dad, and a few oddballs. Growing from seed is like having a kid in a sense. Chances are they will not be an exact replica of mom or dad, but a combination of both.

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Re: The FTS Seed Grown VFT Thread

by TampaTraps » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:13 pm

boarderlib wrote:
TampaTraps wrote:
Sorry, what do you mean by 'typical'... I guess my question is, could any seed turn out to be sawtooth or long tooth or etc? I'm guessing that's what you meant by "genetic craps shoot"? Which would make growing from seed pretty exciting because you never know what you will get...


A 'typical' is any fly trap that is not a genetic clone of a cultivar. With seeds you'll more than likely get a bunch that look like mom, some that look like dad, and a few oddballs. Growing from seed is like having a kid in a sense. Chances are they will not be an exact replica of mom or dad, but a combination of both.

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So I just looked through the 24 pages of this thread and kind of answered my own question and more about clones/TC/cultivars... How cool are these little plants! :D It's like a mystery box as to what you get which is really neat. I think I'm addicted... Can't wait to get my seeds and try it out. Is the typical way explained on this site for germinating seeds the best way or should I try water germination like XR has done?

It looks like my backyard is the perfect environment for growing CPs(at least cape sundews and VFTs). I did end up buying little cocktail umbrellas for the summer when it gets REALLY hot in the sun here in Tampa. I figure I can just cut them to size so I can keep the mid day sun off of them.

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Re: The FTS Seed Grown VFT Thread

by Branmuffin » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:03 pm

I never had luck with water germination but did have good success with other methods. I prefer chopped sphagnum moss, I use seedling trays and put about 5 seeds per plug. Growing from seed is awesome but not a simple task, you will fight mold and other issues until you find what works best for you. It doesn't take much to kill the seedlings and some will grow for a few months and just die because they are not viable. Basically just sterilize everything and you should have a good chance of success.

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Re: The FTS Seed Grown VFT Thread

by boarderlib » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:27 pm

TampaTraps wrote: Is the typical way explained on this site for germinating seeds the best way or should I try water germination like XR has done?


This is up to you. Everybody does things differently. Read, and read some more. You'll find your answers, if you don't then feel free to start a thread. But most of your answers are on here.;)

To contribute to the thread. My fused tooth x fused tooth seedlings.
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Re: The FTS Seed Grown VFT Thread

by xr280xr » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:04 am

TampaTraps wrote: Is the typical way explained on this site for germinating seeds the best way or should I try water germination like XR has done?

Me "XR"? I haven't done water germination. I like chopped up sphagnum moss.
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Re: The FTS Seed Grown VFT Thread

by TampaTraps » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:15 pm

^^^This must be a TC then?

xr280xr wrote:Here are some more seeds I started in Nov. I've got my eye on the red one on the left. I actually thought it had died at first because even the cotyledons were red. Also the pale one behind it but I suspect that one will get normal color eventually.

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Re: The FTS Seed Grown VFT Thread

by xr280xr » Mon May 08, 2017 3:31 pm

TampaTraps wrote:^^^This must be a TC then?

Ahh, yes it is.
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Re: The FTS Seed Grown VFT Thread

by TampaTraps » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:09 pm

Thread revive... Finally got some sprouts.
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Re: The FTS Seed Grown VFT Thread

by TampaTraps » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:18 pm

^opened up the top of these when they sprouted and bird/squirrels/something came and ate them

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Re: The FTS Seed Grown VFT Thread

by saltyop » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:37 pm

aw man, that sucks. I see that happen all the time on here, a cage is a must huh. cant be too hard with some chicken mesh right

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Re: The FTS Seed Grown VFT Thread

by Orit » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:34 am

My seed growns are only a month or two old (some still just sprouting) so they look like every other flytrap right now. But what a great thread! Really excited to see how they'll turn out.

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Re: The FTS Seed Grown VFT Thread

by Artchic528 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:18 am

Gonna revive this thread yet again with a pic of my own VFT seedings from FTS "Superior" seed.

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Re: The FTS Seed Grown VFT Thread

by Sbrown72 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:15 am

I wish my VFTs would seed so I could try growing some from seed. But since mine divide every year, I have more than enough.

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Re: The FTS Seed Grown VFT Thread

by bananaman » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:47 pm

With all the cool weather lately, my oldest all red VFT is looking quite nice. It’s really small for its age (5 years) because a raccoon destroyed its community pot two years ago and it dessicated into a little chunk only a few millimeters wide. But it colors up great in the fall/spring (in the summer, the heat keeps it from turning solid red).

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