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#171692
So this year I have not really been interested in letting my VFT grow flowers except for some that I really wanted to cross. In the photo below is one my typicals that is growing in a cluster(mature divisions). I have cut about 8 flytrap stalks out of the whole bunch but today I noticed that one of them is continuing to grow new stalks. Nevertheless, cutting off the flower stalks has been quite annoying at this point :D

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Now, I have some other random questions regarding different varieties of VFTs:

1.) Does "Mirror" pass down its bizarre traits to its children? Or can Mirror only be cloned to keep its traits?

2.) Does "Long Red Fingers" have seasonal fusing of cilia that is more significant than other seasons? Similar to "Fused Tooth"?

3.) Does anyone know the parentage to "Triton"? Could it just be a "Cupped Trap x Fused Tooth"?

4.) When does the B52 create those upright traps on petioles that sort of look like a square on the end with the trap?

5.) Does "Louchpates" count as a fused distal end flytrap?

Thanks
#171699
Wow, you got a lot of flowers there! Nice :)

As for your other questions, I only know one of them for sure:
1.) Does "Mirror" pass down its bizarre traits to its children? Or can Mirror only be cloned to keep its traits?

No, VFTs are not guaranteed to pass down traits to offspring generated by seed. If you take leaf cuttings, divisions, TC, or any vegetative propagation you will end up with the exact same type of plant.
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1.) Does "Mirror" pass down its bizarre traits to its children? Or can Mirror only be cloned to keep its traits?

I have some 'Mirror' x 'Mirror' seedlings and some of them do have the bizarre flanges and double traps. So yes, 'Mirror' can pass down its traits to its sexually propagated offspring. But not all 'Mirror' x 'Mirror' seedlings will have the trait and the trait may not be as pronounced as it is in the original 'Mirror' cultivar.
2.) Does "Long Red Fingers" have seasonal fusing of cilia that is more significant than other seasons? Similar to "Fused Tooth"?

Yes. In the spring the teeth are less fused, just like 'Fused Tooth'. It seems like all flytraps that exhibit fusing in the marginal spines show it less intensely in the spring than in the fall.
3.) Does anyone know the parentage to "Triton"? Could it just be a "Cupped Trap x Fused Tooth"?

I doubt it. 'Cupped Trap' doesn't produce much seed. My guess is that "Triton" is related to 'Louchapates'.
4.) When does the B52 create those upright traps on petioles that sort of look like a square on the end with the trap?

I'm not sure exactly what you're describing.
5.) Does "Louchpates" count as a fused distal end flytrap?

Yes, definitely.

And one thing to note: When talking about an officially registered cultivar, single quotes should be used around the cultivar name (i.e. 'Mirror', 'Louchapates', 'Fused Tooth'). When talking about non-registered cultivars (i.e. "Long Red Fingers"), double quotes are used around the cultivar name.
#171719
Thanks for the answers and the info. I did not know cultivars and non cultivars had different ways of being presented. As for the #4 question, I guess a square is not a good way to describe it. I thought it looked square because the end of the petiole was flat and not circular like the rest of my flytraps. Like the part where the stem connecting the trap to the petiole is like a perfect 90 degree angle.

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