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    Okay, so i noticed the other day that there is a tiny VFT growing in my U. longifolia pot. Here's the pic:

    [img]http://home.**********.com/d_muscipula/images/20031029-CP-U.longifolia,%20volunteer%20D.muscipula-disease.jpg[/img]

    See him? In the lower left corner... (yeah, yeah, i know the longifolia has problems)

    I thought "That's odd! Wherever did that little guy come from?"

    So a couple days later i'm checking out my U. dichotoma pot...




    And there are at least TWO VFTs growing in it, as well as a tiny drosera (one trap) and somethings that almost look like baby sarr pitchers. Okay, so the sarrs may just be my imagination, but how cool would that be to have three different carnivorous genera volunteer in a U. dichotoma pot? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

    Strange. People are always saying that their utrics are invading other pots. My plants are confused... they're going backwards!

    Makes me a bit dubious about the source of the peat. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

    Anybody else ever have vfts volunteer?

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    For anybody having trouble spotting them (i am, sorry about the pic), i circled them here:

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    what kind of peat did you use? I want some...LOL [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    what i'm guessing is that your peat was probably mined where in the carolinas where the plants grow and they mines peat which included the seeds of the plants . so probably you'll find lots more . other wise , your plants probably had those seeds in them when you got them and they fianlly sprouted .

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    Yeah, well, that was what i was alluding to. I find it hard to believe they would mine it in a way that fresh VFT seeds could end up in it, though.

    Most of the peat i buy is Canadian. That must be an unknown, cold-hardy form of VFT. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]
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