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Re: Korean melody shark

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:24 pm
by Matt
Nice! I love the odd look and growth habit of Korean Melody Shark! One of my favorite "unusual" flytraps :)
1. How big do the traps tend to get?

Less than an inch. They're normally somewhere between 1/2 an inch to nearly 3/4 of an inch (on average) on the largest plants.
2. Does it grow upward year round?

Yes, except when it is dormant.
3. When it flowers is it sterile? Possible to get viable seed?

I've read that it is sterile, but this year I plan to verify that.
4.what kind of growth habits does it have? ( vigorous or average grower)?

It's an average grower in terms of vigor. Doesn't seem to divide too much, so that helps it grow larger more quickly. It helps if you feed it because it struggles to catch its own prey.

Re: Korean melody shark

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:34 pm
by akinkysnorlax
Random, but does "Long Red Fingers" make the same size traps and are (maybe)sterile like "Korean Melody Shark"?

Re: Korean melody shark

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:33 am
by Matt
Long Red Fingers does make the same size traps, but it is definitely not sterile. I have harvested seed from Long Red Fingers and have quite a few x Long Red Fingers seedlings floating around the greenhouses.

Re: Korean melody shark

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:43 am
by akinkysnorlax
Then I am definitely doing Long Red Fingers x A2!

Re: Korean melody shark

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:19 am
by Matt
Long Red Fingers doesn't produce a lot of seed because its stigmas are a bit deformed, but it can be successfully pollinated so good luck with the LRF x A2 cross!

Re: Korean melody shark

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:37 pm
by Shes Crofty
3. When it flowers is it sterile? Possible to get viable seed?

I've read that it is sterile, but this year I plan to verify that.



bump.

Matt did you ever get seed? I decided to try this year and I got a total of 20 seeds of KMS x op.

Re: Korean melody shark

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:58 pm
by Matt
Matt did you ever get seed?

Yes, I too got seed from Korean Melody Shark. It's definitely not a sterile flytrap!

Re: Korean melody shark

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:06 am
by Goodkoalie
It is only sterile in the fact that it's antehrs are undeveloped, but it's stigmas accept the pollen fine.