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I'm not sure to understand how the laser pods work, especially their culture/farming system. It looks like you can only have one laser pod per defense tree you own at a time: once the laser pod has been produced, the defense tree it came from won't be able to grow a new seed into a new laser pod until the first one you produced get destroyed.

Also: how are the final laser pod's specs (energy/fight/speed) determined? Is it some sort of average between 1/ the asteroid where the seed comes from and 2/ the asteroid where the defense tree host is situated?

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You got that right on the way they grow:

Laser mines (not pods) can grow only on defense trees and only one mine per tree can be alive at any given time. That means, if a mine gets destroyed, eventually a new one will grow on the tree from which the old one originated.

The stats of a mine are determined solely by the asteroid on which they grow. The stats of the seedlings or even the flowers that made the tree are not relevant.

I can confirm those information from my own experience playing the game, but it is also discussed and explained in this forum thread.

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Hey, thanks for the answer ! Are you sure about the "mine" term ? In the android version, I'm almost sure it's called "laser pods" :o – Anto Dec 3 '12 at 17:04
I'm 100% sure that they are called "mines" on the PC version. Have a look at the Steam achievements, they also refer to it as mine ( But maybe they changed it for Android, dunno. – Sentry Dec 3 '12 at 17:42

Just adding to Sentry's answer, a defense tree only produces laser mines/pods if it has a flower added to it. So if the flower is lost, the tree won't produce laser pods.

I frequently use my mines to destroy enemies' flowers on enhanced Dyson or Defense Trees in asteroids with a few number of seeds.

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Is it possible to destroy a flower already attached to a tree? – Monsignor Oct 7 '13 at 16:42
You can and you must – I.G. Pascual Oct 7 '13 at 16:54
My seedlings ignore flowers. Are they destroyed only by mines? – Monsignor Oct 7 '13 at 17:37
Yes they are only destroyed by mines :/ .. I usually take 3 or 4 to make sure that mines don't get killed by defense trees – I.G. Pascual Oct 7 '13 at 17:48

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