FlytrapCare Carnivorous Plant Forums

Sponsored by FlytrapStore.com

Share photos of your Venus Fly Traps here.

Moderator: Matt

User avatar
By Adrien
Posts:  792
Joined:  Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:13 pm
#450398
Here we have a volunteer who is sharing their flytrap trigger hair clusters. As you can see they are off centered, again I theorize the fertilizer is stretching/extending the trap in some way.
Attachments:
IMG_7656.jpeg
IMG_7656.jpeg (3.92 MiB) Viewed 204 times
IMG_7657.jpeg
IMG_7657.jpeg (3.41 MiB) Viewed 204 times
IMG_5558.jpeg
IMG_5558.jpeg (5.44 MiB) Viewed 204 times
IMG_5546.jpeg
IMG_5546.jpeg (6.21 MiB) Viewed 204 times
IMG_5545.jpeg
IMG_5545.jpeg (5.64 MiB) Viewed 204 times
IMG_5557.jpeg
IMG_5557.jpeg (5.4 MiB) Viewed 204 times
User avatar
By ChefDean
Location: 
Posts:  9506
Joined:  Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:44 am
#450403
Without pics of the location of the trigger hairs before the fertilizer regimen, then it's pretty much conjecture. More than likely, it's simply how the genes for this plant are being expressed, and it's a potential new cultivar if stable.
Maybe recommend that the user do several pullings and grow them without any fertilizer and report back on the results. Then take half of those plants and re-apply the fertilizer regimen and document. Before, multiple during, and after pics would be necessary to document rather than a bunch of after pics and an unprovable theory. If they're all the same, then it's probably genetic expression for off center hairs. If they all revert back to more centrally located hairs, and all the other conditions are identical minus fertilizer, then that could definitely be a contributory factor. Especially if the half that are re-fertilized again show the off center hairs return from being in a central position previously.
The addition of control plants would be a good idea as well. Several new plants from different sources with typical characteristics, half fertilized, half not, with similar documentation to show any changes.
It would be interesting to see what happens, and would likely take a couple of years at least. It could be a big plus for your fertilizer if it shows a reversion to more a typical phenotype as it applies to the trigger hairs when unfertilized, then back to off center when fertilizer resumes.
andynorth, Adrien liked this
User avatar
By Adrien
Posts:  792
Joined:  Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:13 pm
#450418
Thanks for your input ChefDean! Great idea. It will definitely have to be tested

Thank you so very much for all your help. I’[…]

If I were you I would go for the mixed threadleaf […]

Oh, hello there!

Welcome to the forum! I'm the one who pointed you […]

Phal lighting question

The "standard" reply was always east or […]

When to put them out.

The pic shows all my drosera and a few Bohemian Ga[…]

So waddya ya know?

The origins of our alphabet.

Weird Venus Flytrap

There isn't really any way to 'rank' the various c[…]

Uh. That's not where that goes.

Yes, it's false vivipary. It's not too uncommon […]

Support the community - Shop at FlytrapStore.com!