stupid plant tricks

Mike Snow snow at UP.EDU
Tue Jul 14 12:24:03 EST 1998


	Carl-
	I've found the best sequential response with Mimosa is to use
heat in addition to touch. Try lighting a wooden match, blowing it out,
and quickly touch the terminal leaflet with the warm match. Works for my
critters.
	
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On 14 Jul 1998, Carl Pike wrote:

> At the ASPP meeting a speaker (Julian Schroeder, I think) got a mimosa to
> close its leaflets one by one down the line, thus showing the propagation
> of the stimulus.  Either I'm stupid or my mimosa is stupid - I can get one
> leaflet pair to close, or a bunch of them more or less together.  What's
> the catch?
> 
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