Re: Very, Very Weird VFT Behavior

From: Nile Smith (
Date: Thu Jul 01 1999 - 11:41:17 PDT

Date: Thu, 01 Jul 1999 18:41:17 +0000
From: Nile Smith <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2423$foo@default>
Subject: Re: Very, Very Weird VFT Behavior

Actually some of them seem to be moving in a tight circle and others
are swaying back and forth. Their range of motion is probably not much
more than 1/16 of an inch. They continued to writhe for several hours
after I removed them from the hot windowsill, and oddly they are still
doing it this morning to a lesser degree. I've been watering them with
a slightly higher than normal mix of superthrive. I wonder if that got
them going?

Nile Smith

John Green wrote:

> I've seen the same thing on my Drosera capensis, although I couldn't
> say if the leaves were moving in a circular pattern. I too, checked to
> make sure it wasn't the wind or an insect that was causing the movement
> and could find no reason for them to be moving. Anyone have an answer
> to the mystery?

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