As yet, nobody has studied these elements of plant communication. We simply don’t know how far they travel within the plant and what they mean. What’s exciting is that because Phytl Signs devices are simple and robust, it’s easy to record over long periods and see new patterns arise in the signals.
This multi-day experiment shows how the DC-offset changes though the day. It’s been observed before – and adds another layer of complexity to the data processing.
And on top of all this, we know that plants ‘learn’. In other words, after repeated exposure to a stimulus, they choose whether to continue with the same response.
Signal decoders spend as much time in the ‘frequency domain’ as in the ‘time domain’. We use the amazing ‘baudline’ program to investigate these fascinating signals, and see evidence of shift-keying, of dominant frequencies and periods of frustrating emptiness.
To complicate things further, plants are great antennae, picking up all sorts of frequencies from the environment – we’ve even (unintentionally) recorded radio stations.
Our challenge to you – if you like decoding, use your expertise and join us on this journey to decipher the hidden language of plants. We need your help – email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.