Re: Very, Very Weird VFT Behavior

From: Doug Burdic (
Date: Thu Jul 01 1999 - 12:57:19 PDT

Date: Thu, 01 Jul 1999 12:57:19 -0700
From: Doug Burdic <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2427$foo@default>
Subject: Re: Very, Very Weird VFT Behavior

Hi Nile,

You don't happen to live on an earthquake fault line do you? Maybe
Dionaea could be the horticultural counterpart to the 'canary in the
coal mine' and we should all stock up on food and take cover? Seriously
though, without the aid of a time-lapse camera, I've grown cp for a few
years and haven't ever witnessed this phenomenon...would like to though.
Phototropism at warp speed maybe? Interesting and thanks for posting

Take Care,


Douglas Burdic


Nile Smith wrote:
> 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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