Could we theoretically selectively breed plants made for home defense?

Would they be useful?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just let whatever the frick grow around your house. Eventually something like this will appear.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nepenthes rajah Has traps that can 3.5 liters of water and digestive juices. That can trap most animals besides mega fauna really.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    We could
    Orrrr we could just use standard fly traps which are quicker, cheaper and more effective

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    bros that's just plants vs zombies

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    So as others have mentioned, certain thorny bushes and climbing plants are used for this purpose already. Not even going into planting poisonous bushes on top of it all, but people do it though I think it's not smart, like installing an electric fence that can't be shut off and grows every year.

    I can't imagine a giant Venus fly trap would be useful. You literally just poke it and the trap is "sprung" or deactivated. I mean, just walk by it and don't fall in, my dude. I really don't see anything other than barrier deterrents and obstacles being useful. Plants can already block access and strategically limit visibility into your home, so plants are already useful in that capacity. They just don't have to be the guardian too.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      morons ITT think they can grow plants with a full nervous system and awareness to be able to attack invaders consciously

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    yes and no
    yes because thorns, poison and stuff exist
    no because that stuff already exists, youre just not allowed to, might violate some geneva conventions or hoa

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't see much potential in any plant for that. The biggest venus flytrap cultivar is currently being cultivated and the traps are still quite small.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      it just needs a little time to shine thats all

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Perhaps. We need to just cultivate them harder.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've long pondered about selectively breeding giant carnivorous plants capable of capturing and digesting humans

    In the age of GMOs it should be possible

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It wouldn't be legal

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >It wouldn't be legal
        to quote, there aren't good answers only legal ones.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Won't stop me from attempting it

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Believe it or not, they probably did exist at one time

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      no it did not

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It is kind of curious that there are carnivorous plants but none are capable of feeding on anything larger than frogs and flies

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Mammals tend to move too much, and have teeth and usually claws.
        Even a mice nibble and crawl out of a pumpkin.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        if they did ever exist something like that would be a #1 threat priority to every other animal and all of them would come to the same goal of rooting them out permanently

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Would they? It’s still an immobile (presumably) plant. Just stay out of its reach/trap/whatever and they couldn’t do anything

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            We can't even get rid of kudzu and that doesn't fight back.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hogweed or gympie.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Rose bushes work fine for that.

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