Venus flytrap's trap opens too wide

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Venus flytrap's trap opens too wide

by fly_trap_malta » Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:24 pm

I have venus flytrap seedlings germinated from seeds...My biggest seedling covers an area of a little less than a 1 Euro cent..

I have 2 strange traps (about 2mm diameter each)...The trap opened too wide...at an angle of 180degrees..

strange?

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Re: Venus flytrap's trap opens too wide

by Veronis » Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:46 pm

This is a rare mutation, I believe; at the very least it certainly isn't common. I'd keep a close eye on it to see if it continues to develop traps like that.

In the meantime, take a look at these mutations ;) :
http://www.cpphotofinder.com/dionaea-mo ... -4627.html
http://www.cpphotofinder.com/dionaea-mo ... -4951.html

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Re: Venus flytrap's trap opens too wide

by fly_trap_malta » Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:49 pm

Is it healthy for the plant? 10x btw

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Re: Venus flytrap's trap opens too wide

by Veronis » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:17 pm

It's fine; it's just a growth mutation, much like the mutation that makes some flytraps have long teeth vs. short serrated teeth.

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Re: Venus flytrap's trap opens too wide

by liyuan123 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:53 pm

Are the tips of the traps curled outwards?

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Re: Venus flytrap's trap opens too wide

by prized » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:47 am

This kind of mutation, well be easily lost when plant grows bigger!
If it covers an area of a little less than a 1 Euro cent it will be 2 or 3 months old, so really a too young plant to show ANY kind of stable mutation. Just keep an eye on it ;) Maybe......


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