Nice to see that this caught on. All I did was read published scientific journals on azoxystrobin where extensive experiments have been run with other plant species. I then just tried it with venus fly traps. This is how science works, take an experiment and make a small change and measure the effects.
I shared a timelapse where 6 seconds into the video I watered with azoxystrobin. The plant changes from yellow green to green-green and growth speeds up.
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Flytraps, like all plants, create photosynthetic structures to capture light and use it to create sugar. This process involves capturing light radiation, which is very stressful at the molecular level as it causes molecules in the plant to vibrate, heat up, and shake apart like an old overworked car engine. Azoxystrobin helps the plant slow down that natural damage like good fresh synthetic oil does for an old car engine. This means the plant spends less of its resources repairing damage.
When parts of a plant, flytraps especially, become too damaged due, the plant recycles the structure. Flytraps do this very visually. They literally transport all recyclables out of a trap and its stalk, leaving only a black husk behind. This, by the way, is why it is important to not prune traps too early. Let the plant recycle everything in it before pruning.
Azoxystrobin’s steroid effects are most pronounced when the plant is getting 16 hours of high PAR light every day. In the videos I shared, you can see that my plants have deep red traps and the green parts of the plant are yellow green as opposed to green-green. This is because in the video I was pushing the plant very hard by using artificial indoor LED grow lights that output high PAR and I had the photoperiod tuned to 16 hours every day. Flytraps grow much faster under this intense light, but they age faster too.
It would be great if others shared their experiments here too.