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by PERPLEXED on February 22, 2004 02:03 AM
Hello all, I am on a quest to help my youngster with their science project, can anyone help with this question? What happens if you feed the Venus Fly Trap vegetation - I know (I hope) - it dies, can anyone give a scientific explanation??? Help!!! Thanks.
by weezie13 on February 22, 2004 03:42 AM
[perplexed] Hello PERPLEXED!!! [wayey] [flower]
Glad to have you here at The Garden Helpers Forum.

I would just like to let you know, I'm going to
move your post to The House Plant Section......

That way the gardeners that specifically come in
to look at the house plant questions and they'll find your post a little faster,
as sometimes they never venture out!!

Weezie

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by Bonsai Beginner on February 22, 2004 03:45 AM
I'm guessing that the plant has adapted to eating meat and the way it has adapted doesn't allow for it to get the nutrition it needs to stay healthy. This is just a guess, but maybe it's a theory worth looking into. Hope it helps.
by apples on February 22, 2004 04:35 AM
Hello,
I know for instance if you feed it meat like hamburg it will die from the fat content in it so they are probably very sensetive to the vitamins, minerals the it recieves. Anyways welcome to the gardenhelper! Did it already die or did it get fed vegetables lately or is it a plant like in that old musical film about the plant store(Little Shop of Horrors) where they get a venus fly trap and it keeps growing till it's the size of a small room and it's starting to eat everyone and you need some kind of clever way to trick it into dieing because it's able to talk now and think and it's meen and it laughs at you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [shocked] [shocked] [shocked]
If so I'd tell you what they did but I was to young when I saw it.

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by apples on February 22, 2004 04:43 AM
Oh... also I know that they can't be fertilized. It will just burn the roots or overload the plant or something like that. The reson it evolved to eat bugs was because it recieved water normally but in places where the soil could not hold any nutrients or had none.

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by PERPLEXED on February 22, 2004 05:05 AM
Thank you all for your responses. My 7 year old chirpped "but mummy they just snap shut for 24 hours". Anyway - I'm about to check out what House Plants have to say - thank you Weezie. Will keep you updated on what colour ribbon "we" have won. Thanks.

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by weezie13 on February 22, 2004 05:36 AM
Here's a link to one of a couple of discussions
here at the Garden Helpers Forum
venus fly trap #1.

Venus Fly Trap #@. With extra info from Bill

There's a few more from the forum...
If you look up at the top, there's 5 lines in a row, the middle one says FORUM SEARCH,
if you type in VENUS FLY TRAP, you'll get a bunch more of places to go to, to read up on the plant..

Some one like Will Creed will come through, and
help a little bit better than I can....

The second URL, has 2 links to Bill's info here at the GHF...........

Weezie

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by apples on February 22, 2004 07:49 AM
The energy it waists closing could do it harm if it doesn't get any nutrients out of it if it happens too often, it could slow down it's ability to close which would make it hard to catch anything.

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by weezie13 on February 22, 2004 06:01 PM
Bill's info @ The Garden Helper

Lot's of good reading there!!!

Weezie

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by Jillie on February 22, 2004 07:27 PM
...instant death if you fertilize them.....

[wayey] [wayey] [wayey]

guilty of that one, here.....

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by PERPLEXED on March 02, 2004 02:16 AM
Just to let you know - "we" won the third prize ribbon for "our" science fair project [clappy] I'm so proud - thanks to all for your helpful info.

Regards to all. [wayey]

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by apples on March 02, 2004 03:17 AM
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That's great!!!
Glad they got good marks!

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