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    If the VFT looks like it has peat in it, it's probably just peat, or peat mixed with LFS. It would take far too long for LFS to decay to that point to be able to occur in a death cube.

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    The vft wasn't being kept in a death cube. I took the specimen out of the death cube the day I obtained it. It grew outside for the entire season and still resides in my backyard. Maybe it was just a mixture of peat and lfs, but it didn't look like it.
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    Could've just been that the lfs was getting kinda "grody". I've unpotted store-bought plants that I kept in the original pots after being left outside for a year, and the lfs was nearly black.

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    That's probably what happened then. I had them for about a year before I repotted them.
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    If you never repotted the plants from the soil in the original "deathbox" then what was underneath was just peat moss; they only pot them with a little bit of sphagnum on top to make it look nicer. Everything else underneath is straight peat anyway.
    And, theoretically you could end up with peat if you let sphagnum grow in a large enough tub for a long enough time, but this would require a very large tub, a lot of sphagnum and at minimum a few decades with the bottom turning anaerobic in order to produce something similar to wild peat moss.
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    That explains... pretty much everything. I guess this wasn't such a good idea. Oh well, thanks for all the insight.
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    The barrel would be great for preserving bodies though.
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