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Flytrap Nutrient Experiment

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Hi There,

 

a few years ago the owner of Joel's Carnivorous Plants led me to try out nutrients on some of my Dionaea Muscipula specimens. After trying out what he recommended to me, I decided to try other products. 

 

I ran across something called KLN, which contains IBA. I created a mixture of this and other nutrients(not really homogenous at all), and tested it out on some plants. After some weeks, I discovered how we can make the roots of Dionaea branch. I later shared this information with Joel Garner, and he too conducted the experiment himself.

 

The vertical roots of Dionaea put us at a disadvantage because they are more prone to dry out since they use only a minimal amount of medium to extract water from. If they were to branch out a little bit more, they would use more water and stay hydrated longer, like most trees. Using what I've been calling the BMC Method, I believe that this can help plants stay more hydrated.

 

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In the pictures(courtesy of Joel Garner), you will notice that the tips of the roots start to callous and branch out a bit. 

 

I will be conducting more experiments with the KLN on other CP's soon.

 

I just thought that I should write this because I know a couple other people are aware of this experiment, so this will let people know who discovered this.

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