Joined: Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:16 pm
I have been lurking on this site for quite some time, and I am now just getting around to doing some interacting. You may have seen my post in the artificial light sub-forum about an experiment that I am conducting involving LED lighting requirements for VFTs. Now I am solidifying my experiment's parameters, and I am going to need some subjects. I would really like to eliminate the variable of genetic background, soil, humidity, an any other microenvironmental variable, so I will be conducting the experiment within 4 separate 1gallon jars. Each jar will contain exactly the same amounts of soil, water, space, and hopefully an identical clone of a VFT. I would like to have at least 5 plants however, so I can use one or two as controls.
I will be testing the viability of LED lights vs LED "grow" lights at two different wattages, 3W and 9W (details not set in stone yet.) I would like to know what the minium wattage of LED is required to make a VFT happy, and if red-blue grow lights have any huge advantage over 6500K white LEDs.
I was planning on going to the store here at flytrapcare.com, but in the bundle deals it always says "no requests" So I would be risking having my plant subjects being grown from seed, or from different cultivars. This would confound the experiment far too much, and compromises any findings that I might have.
So, I am asking of the community: Is there anyone out there who is doing propagation of their flytraps via tissue culture, or some other cloning method that would allow them to sell me 6 or more baby VFTs for a reasonable price?
I would prefer baby plants, as new growth will be easy to compare between plants.
The experiment will be well documented, and the results will be posted for all to see on this site. I think it will make a valuable contribution to the base of knowledge already here.
I'd like them soonish, as the active growing season is coming up, and my control plants will be grown in my windowsill. Please let me know if you, or anyone you know has anything like this for sale.