This Offer is now closed. Thanks to everyone who responded. I will write private messages to each of the respondents.
For those who may have missed out this time, I plan to make a similar offer each week for several weeks.
Thanks all, and best wishes, -Steve/xscd
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TEENAGE VENUS FLYTRAPS UP FOR ADOPTION
Some of my VFTs that are up for adoption this year
What I will offer:
2 or 3 groups of VFTs, with 4 or more plants per group, free except for shipping.
When I will make the offer:
Sunday evening, August 13, 2006, 7:00 p.m. US Mountain Daylight Time.
Where I will make the offer:
Right here, at the bottom of this message, by editing this message at the time mentioned above. Anyone already viewing the message at that time might have to click the "Refresh" button on their web browser to see the edited message.
What to do if you're interested:
Write me a private message AFTER the offer is made. This offer is only open to persons living in the 48 contiguous U.S. states (although I wonder if VFTs would ship OK to Alaska).
What I will do:
I'll choose from among the first responses I receive after I make the offers, the 2 or 3 (depending on how many groups I'm giving away) that appeal the most to me. I'll write a private message to those people, and then I'll edit this post to say that the offer is now closed, in bold type at the top.
What to do if chosen:
Pay a $6.00 shipping fee in advance, via PayPal.com. There will be three days (until Wednesday evening) to do so. If the shipping fee is not paid, the VFTs will be offered to someone else.
When will the VFTs be shipped:
This coming Saturday, August 19, by USPS Priority Mail.
I'm posting this notice early so that more people who may be interested have a chance to respond. Typically, all the plants are spoken for very quickly, within an hour or so after the offer is posted.
I plan to make a similar announcement every week for the next 3-5 weeks, so if an interested person misses out on this one, perhaps he or she will be able to take advantage of a subsequent giveaway.
VFT varieties in these "up for adoption" offers may include:
* Blood Red Traps
* Big Mouth
* Fine Tooth x Red
* possibly others[/list]
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This week's free VFT offers
Note: If you are interested in one of these offers, please tell me exactly which one you are interested in (mention the VFT varieties by name) when you send a private message to me. Thanks.
Four Big Mouth -- Big Mouth tends to grow low, not as tall and spindly as other varieties in the summer. It tends to produce large traps and a deep red-purple color under favorable circumstances. Very nice VFT.
Two Fine Tooth x Red and 2 Fang -- Fine Tooth x Red is not a very descriptive name, but the VFT itself is outstanding, routinely producing deep red traps on vigorous growth. I love this VFT. Fang is a variety that I have yet to form a strong impression about. It tends to grow a little leggy in summer and is *supposed* to have long cilia, although I don't find its cilia to be much different than many other VFTs. However, it's a very nice VFT (of course, I'm partial to VFTs anyway).