RECORD: Darwin, C. R. [ny].08.29-08.30]. [Experiments on sundews]. CUL-DAR60.2.106. Edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Christine Chua and edited by John van Wyhe 4.2021. RN1

NOTE: Reproduced with permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library and William Huxley Darwin.



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Put 3 bits of raw meat on lower surface of base of tentacles & produced no effect.

(It seems my old note that I tried this before see back)

Aug 29th 8' 45. Pricked with needle middle of upper surface of 2 leaves, but am not sure that I did not touch glands, & in due course marginal tentacles at 5˚40' some inflection in both which had become much reduced in 24d.

 Aug 30 down harder for back through 4 leaves, but cd not help touching some outside tent. & perhaps some in centre. All 4 leaves were partially inflected, I incline doubtfully to think upper surface is active[?].

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