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Seed growth time

by Hobbes812 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:04 pm

Expert village says it takes a year of growing to get traps about a millimeter in size. Is this true or another fail video by them? Wouldn't be the first time

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Re: Seed growth time

by Steve_D » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:39 pm

Some Venus Flytrap seedlings' first true trap leaf, produced just several weeks after germinating, will be larger than 1 millimeter. I have some seedlings that are now just 4.5 months old since germination, with trap leaves varying in size from about 2 millimeters to over 7 millimeters.

In tissue culture the seedlings, leaves and traps can grow much larger much faster.

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Re: Seed growth time

by Matt » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:52 pm

Those videos at Expert Village definitely have some incorrect information in them. The one piece of misinformation that Wes says that sticks out in my mind the most is something along the lines of "Flytraps need lots and lots of water. They should be standing in water all the time." which isn't true at all.
Steve_D wrote:In tissue culture the seedlings, leaves and traps can grow much larger much faster.

They sure do! In a matter of a couple of months, you can get a plant that's an adult. In about five months in the jar and a few months in good ex vitro growing conditions, they can grow to very mature sizes out of tissue culture.
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Re: Seed growth time

by Hobbes812 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:48 pm

How do you do tissue samples? My trap is about 8 years old and im going to try to get seeds and replant a lot. Takin up a new hobby besides reptiles :) any info on that would b great guys! Joined 2 days ago love the site and shop!

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Re: Seed growth time

by Andrew » Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:55 pm

Tissue samples is a term used for part of a plant. You can use tissue sample in tissue culture, and eventually it strike and grow, at a very fast rate. That is, if it's done right.

Here's a link for more information on tissue culture:
http://www.flytrapcare.com/phpBB3/tissue-culture-faq-t1426.html
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Re: Seed growth time

by Hobbes812 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:47 pm

Wow...... That's a lot. As much as im getting into this hobby that is a bit much for now :)

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Re: Seed growth time

by tc3driver » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:15 am

as for tracking seed growth, check out this post. Documenting the growth of my seeds this year... I need to update that thread soon...
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