Jagasian wrote: ↑Sat May 02, 2020 11:17 pmThe original division may have died, I can’t tell because each new division creates more divisions.
You claim that dormancy isn't necessary, but then say you don't even know if the original plant is still alive. Do you know if any of the existing plants are more than 9 to 12 months old? Or are they all recent divisions?
Jagasian wrote: ↑Sat May 02, 2020 11:17 pmEvery year I post here about skipping dormancy and everyone tells me the plant is going to die over the next year.
You're not the only one. But every other person who claimed it year after year stopped after their VFT died within a few years, while others had plants that thrived for a decade or more because they let millions of years of nature continue to run its course.
Jagasian wrote: ↑Sat May 02, 2020 11:17 pmMaybe 2.5 years isn’t enough and it will die this year? Or maybe it will keep making new divisions and continue to thrive year after year.
Not enough time, and maybe it will sign off this year. Or maybe you're mistaking new divisions every year for thriving. If the mother plant dies every year (you already admitted you don't know), that's not thriving. It's putting its last ditch energy from being artificially fed with blood worms into dividing to try and survive.
Jagasian wrote: ↑Sat May 02, 2020 11:17 pmHow many years do I have to do this until people admit that dormancy is not required?
A lot more than 2.5 with just a single plant.
In the 70's, scientists, using 14 years of data gathered from around the world, predicted an ice age would happen within the next decade. Then, in the late 90's, based on 20 years of data, and the lack of an ice sheet covering most of the Northern Hemisphere, the same scientists predicted global warming would have the polar ice caps melted and much of the land would be underwater within the next 50 years. Today, since nothing the computer models predicted is currently happening or ever happened, scientists are now just labeling it as climate change without even trying to be specific as to what may happen.
Can you imagine what kind of panic would be caused by scientists claiming one sort of global catastrophe or another every 2.5 years?
To get proof of your theory, you'd need to get at least 2 plants of each cultivar, preferably clones of the same plant. 1 would stay inside, 1 would stay outside. The inside plant would receive regular artificial feedings of blood worms, the outside would catch it's own food. The inside would not see much variation of temperature or lighting, while the outside would experience all that nature has prepared it for. Allow the outside plants to go dormant, while forcing the inside plants to skip dormancy. Maybe get 4 plants to get more detailed results. 2 inside, 2 outside, 1 inside and 1 outside get artificially fed blood worms, while 1 inside and 1 outside find their own bugs. The only thing you would need to do to the outside plants would be to make sure they have sufficient water. You decide if you're going to let them all flower, or cut the stalks. All or none.
Monitor them for several years, comparing growth, divisions, note if/when the original plant disappeared. Note if one plant dies completely, potential cause, whether it was inside or outside, and remove its twin from the experiment.
Then, once every cultivar has only one plant left, summarize the experiment by letting us know your findings.
You'll probably find some variations due to the different genetics between cultivars, SD Kronos may be a tough little bugger, but you'll likely find the vast majority of plants inside will have died off much sooner than the outside ones.
Once you have findings gained from actual scientific method, not opinion, get back to us.