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Thread: Your First Carnivorous Plant?

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    My first was a VFT, died roughly 1 month later.
    2nd VFT lasted for 4 or do months, died
    3rd S. purp, D. adelae, VFT, Purp and VFT died over winter, Still have D. adelae

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    My first was a VFT. I saw it in a paper catalog (before the Internet ) and ordered it through the mail. It came in as a “bulb” with some peat moss in a little plastic bag. I planted it in a small aquarium that I had (I also raised tropic fish), and it actually grew! It was fun gathering bugs for it to eat, and all was well for a while. After some time, some of the traps started going black, and it got smaller and smaller leaves. Since I was watering it with tap water I probably killed it, or perhaps it was attempting to go dormant.

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    My first CP was S. purpurea. I remeber my friend found a place that sold CPs at the mall and he got a VFT. I didn't want to have the same that he did so I got a sarr instead (since at that time I was under the impression that they moved as well). As soon as I got it I started researching immediately and I came here, that was over 4 years ago. Soon I got a VFT just because they were cooler to me. Since I had reseached a lot, I knew what I was doing (sort of) but unfortunately, they didn't survive the winter. I remember back then I had kept a logbook and made an entry EVERY DAY. Every time there was a new pitcher or something I wrote it down. THat only lasted for about 2 months. :P I think I joined this place only a couple weeks after I started since I found TF when I was researching.
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    Lol, When I was about 7 or 8 I thought that the operculum of nepenthes snapped shut

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    I thought when an insect goes down the tube of a pitcher plant, it sort of closes behind the insect sort of like a swallowing motion. I was pretty disappointed when I found out it wasn't like that. :P
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    yeah, same here.
    I also never knew how a butterwort caught it's prey.
    and I thought that all pitcher plants caught rainwater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChronoKiento View Post
    I remember back then I had kept a logbook and made an entry EVERY DAY. Every time there was a new pitcher or something I wrote it down. THat only lasted for about 2 months. :P
    That is hilarious. My first was like most everyone else: vft.

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    a vft from the atlanta botanical gardens gift shop. Its out on my patio right now actually with some "friends".
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