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By Corv
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My flytrap (a typical from a local hardwarestore) has recently been growing two seemingly fused traps on the same leaf and I am curious if anyone ever encountered something similair?

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By Corv
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ChefDean wrote: Fri Jun 21, 2024 10:37 am Yes, it happens often, just a localized mutation on that leaf.
I see! :0 Thats very cool. Is the mutation gonna draw energy from the plant or is it okay to leave it?
By Fishkeeper
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#453101
Oh, very neat! Are they functional?

If a part of the plant is photosynthesizing, it's extremely unlikely to draw more energy than it gives. A faulty trap here and there won't hurt a flytrap. Heck, there are cultivars whose traps are all faulty, by nature's standards, and those plants do well enough in cultivation.
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By Corv
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@Fishkeeper, @Fishkeeper, Good to know! : D
I don't wanna stimulate them without a reason but both traps have sensor hairs so my guess is that they should.
I do wonder if an insect could maybe crawl to the joint and into the sister trap to escape but for now I will see how they develop.
Probably gonna put another update in here once I see one of them closed
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By Corv
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#453575
@Fishkeeper,
Promised Update: Yes it can still catch things functionally : D
In the last picture you can just barely see the shadow of the prey
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