It's a friggin gublers flytrap, you can tell by the packaging and the 4th picture which clearly shows their POP. (point of purchase) display.
Perhaps I should post information for auction, 5 million units at 1 cent a pop, "1 cent buys you information guranteed to kill a venus flytrap" then link it to this guys e-mail address for care instructions.
I sent this guy the following email:
i just want to just bring this little problem up wqith what you are telling your bidders about the care of the venus fly trap, i caught 2 major glares in your growing instructions, for one your recommendation on feading the venus fly trap hamburger is a very very bad idea, because as a result of a live insect movements when just trapped, it stimulates 2 enzymes the first enzyme, the digestion enzyme which will break down the insects mass to a mesh so that it can me absorbed throught the lobes, and for 2 the anti-bacterial enzyme, which will keep bacteria from invading the trap and rotting the carcuss... as we both know hamburger does not have life like movements, so it does not stimulate mass enzyme relaease, there for it rots the trap which is unhealthy for the plant and makes he plnt hidious to the human eye... you can massage the lobes to stimulate a bit of enzyme movements but that has its downs a well, as you rub the lobes your remove and important water reppelant on the plants leaves which can also induce damage to the plant in the long run... the second galre i saw is thatyou say nothing abotu the light requirements soo there for someone may put them in a window with so to say an african violet for which we both know that is little than enough light that the plant needs to produce healthy traps, and a luscious red inner lobes.. you also need to tell you buyers that these plants need no special humdidity requirements as well, because do to the fact that i rcieve many questions that invlolve the vft, and there main mistake is putting the vft in an terrarium... so i just found your bid and i decided to just help you out with customers....
and good days
hopefully it will knock some sense into him, and since i used a passive way to get my point across, i will go rage on his sorry excuse for a bid, If he gets smart with me on his reply [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
well i found another thing wrong, he said do not keep it in a tray of water, that the roots will rot
If/when he replies to my email i am going to confront him abotu that! he is so ignorant...
You know Ram I think youre right well #### if this guy is from Goobers that explains everything.
Haha....I can't believe someone is about to pay 10 bucks for it!
Not that I am starting to point fingers...
The first time that I wrote the person ( which was many months ago )
I brought many points up about raising CP's. I even tols them that I sell them.
My reply ( and I wish I still had it ) was that was the information that they were told and no one has complained about dead plants.
I just hope that Gubler's wasn't their soure for care information!!
I am feeling a letter to the Ebayer again and a 'curious customer' letter to Gubler's...to just see.
I will keep you all posted!
I got a reply here it is:
instructions come from supplier // no problems w/ my plants.
I get this un helpful message daily!!
Here is what I said: Short and Sweet Just Like all of us:)
You are going to kill innocent flytraps by feeding them hamburger...I would remove your wording on how to feed flytraps so you do not mislead people with false information.
(Edited by Travis at 5:43 pm on May 24, 2002)
(Edited by Travis at 5:44 pm on May 24, 2002)
Wow 10 million people can't be wrong...or can we? <rubbing chin> [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
here is what I wrote ( second message )
I am sorry to bother you. I wrote you some time ago about selling Venus flytraps on Ebay and the care information that you supplied.
I wanted to ask if I may, where/who told you that this is proper care for these plants?
Certain doom for the plants you are offering will take place if those directions are followed. These plants actually need to sit in a dish of water 1 to 1 1/2 inches. But not much more than that.
Sunny windows are good depending on where you live in the world. In many places the sun is too strong and indirect lighting and or supplemental fluorescent lighting works better.
I am by no means trying to start anything. My main concern is for the well being of these plants and for the people that purchase them. All I want is for people to be happy with these plants and to help keep them around for generations to come.
Many people feel that these are hard tropical plants to take care of.
That is not the case, but the problem lies with the disinformation that has been spreading around since the beginning of time with carnivorous plants.
I ask that you reconsider your care information and/or source of information and pass along to your buyers the correct way to take care of these plants.
Thank you so much for you time, and I am sorry to bother you.
Have a great weekend!!!
Looking for something more EXOTIC??
1-888-437-1668 ext. 3
We will see what I get.
I want to thank you all for doing what you feel is right. I feel that as long as you believe you actions to be mindful and truthful, you are doing the right thing ( unless it involves violence and hurting others ).
That Guy is so stupid , I sent him a email and he replied "GO TO #### '' . He just wants to rip the person who is going to buy that plant off by fraud intructions that would kill the new owners plant . He just wants to see the sad face of the person who buys it when it turns black and die . we should start a forum called ACPOAEPG : meaning Advance Carnivorous Plant Owners Against Evil Plant Growers .
dont it just make ya mad way down inside and you just wanna take that person out of business completely,i mean i just hate to see cp's fall into the hands of stupid people like that.ya way down inside makes ya mad ya....