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By Benny
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#351813
I have a question for you guys:
Any of you had a flytrap that consistently made 7 trigger hairs (3 on the upper lip, and 4 on the lower). Will this affect my plants trapping ability's due to it being too sensitive? Because if it does, then I don't want to propagate it.
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By sanguinearocks101
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#351816
I know that there are some cultivars that have a variety in the amount of trigger hairs they produce but I've never heard of any that consistently produce 7. I think that would only change how easy it is to close the trap, with more trigger hairs there are more to stimulate and the more to stimulate the easier it is to touch them and close the trap. I don't think it would be bad for the plant, it might even be beneficial! It really depends on how many non-prey items stimulate the hairs. I would still propagate it, you might be able to name your own vft cultivar!
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By Copper2
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#351818
Benny wrote: Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:40 pm I have a question for you guys:
Any of you had a flytrap that consistently made 7 trigger hairs (3 on the upper lip, and 4 on the lower). Will this affect my plants trapping ability's due to it being too sensitive? Because if it does, then I don't want to propagate it.
Alien has multiple trigger hairs. Doesn’t stop anyone from propagating it
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By Benny
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#351821
Thanks guys! I only noticed the past 4 traps that had it. Will keep an eye on it.
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#351827
The weird thing is the plant next to it has no trigger hairs on the past 2 traps. It probably is only temporary because it is still recovering from a large amount of stress I put it through. I discovered this when I fed it a live mealworm, only to discover the insect got away. The trap opened the next day. Stupid mealworm is now loose in my room :| ...
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