My mom has some pretty powerful microscopes in her lab, and I know a fair bit about virology and general pathology. I'd really like a Spotty to experiment with, and to cut up so that I can compare its leaves and rhizomes to that of a healthy typical VFT. There's some speculation on whether the Spotty is a virus or not, so I'd like to at least see if there's something in the leaves that shouldn't be (in a normal and/or healthy flytrap.) I have access to a high-power optical light microscope, and an SEM, so this seems like the perfect opportunity to try.
I'd try to get pictures of what I see through the microscope to share on here, so that you guys can also get a good look.
And if it DOES turn out to be a virus... well, I'd like to do some experiments with it-- test transmission rate and methods, and see how much each subsequent generation of Spotty VTFs have retarded or stunted growth. I'd just really, really like to research it. This is the kind of thing that gets my mouth watering.