THIS OFFER IS NOW CLOSED
(Edit, 7:25 p.m. MDT, Aug. 30, 2006)
This offer is now closed. I have more requests than I can fulfill. Thank you everyone for reading and responding, and if I don't choose you, I'm sorry, and please try again in a future giveaway if you wish. I'm trying to be as fair as possible in these giveaways. I'll contact those I choose by private message before 10 a.m. MDT tomorrow, Aug. 31.
I will probably post a couple followup messages at the bottom of this discussion thread. Thanks and best wishes,
Steve / xscd
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TEENAGE VENUS FLYTRAPS UP FOR ADOPTION
on Wednesday evening, Aug. 30, 7 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time
What I will offer:
2 groups of 2-4 VFTs in each group, free except for shipping.
When I will make the offer:
Wednesday evening, August 30, 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, stating which offer you are interested in. 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 the responses I like the best (not necessarily the first ones I receive), and 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. If a respondent doesn't receive a private message from me by the following morning about 10 a.m., that means that they weren't chosen--sorry.
What to do if chosen:
Pay a $6.00 shipping fee in advance, via PayPal.com. If the shipping fee is not paid within a day or two, those VFTs will be withdrawn from the offer, or offered to someone else.
When will the VFTs be shipped:
This coming Saturday, September 2, by United States Postal Service Priority Mail.
I'm posting this notice a day early so that those who are really interested can have a chance to respond, instead of the first people who see something and want it as an impulse just because it's free.
I plan to make several similar announcements during the upcoming 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 that I may include in these "up for adoption" offers:
* Blood Red Traps
* Big Mouth
* Fine Tooth x Red
* possibly others[/list]
The free offers will appear below on Wednesday evening, August 30, 2006, about 7 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time, when I edit this message.
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Editing message, Wed. Aug. 30, 7 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time
Free VFTs (for shipping charge), current offers--
1 Big Mouth, 1 Blood Red Traps, 1 Fang
1 Big Mouth, 1 Fine Tooth x Red, 1 Dente
These plants are not quite as big as the ones I have offered recently, but rather than wait a few weeks until they are larger, I decided to offer them now. Although medium sized, they are nevertheless very vigorous, healthy and hardy.
Although Blood Red Traps has an evocative name and can give spectacular deep red color under certain circumstances, it can be very stingy with that color under most circumstances. Fine Tooth x Red, on the other hand, has given me (along with Banded) the deepest, most consistent red color this year.
All of these are good VFTs. Good luck.
Steve / xscd