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    Hello, I am going to buy a venus Flaytrap sometime soon. I am geting the "Venus Flytrap - Common / Typical / Plants In A Pot: Two Plants In The Pot", "Cleary Fungicide", And a "Empty Round Terrariums Large & Small From $9.99 / Terrarium Size: 1.5 Gallon Small Terrarium". To start out with. Is there anything else that I have to have? Puse I don't have mush money so that dose not help lol. Thanks and have a good day.

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    If you look we have an entire subforum dedicated to venus flytraps and their care. If you're low on cash, all you need to do is figure out a way to collect some rain water so you will have a way to water your flytrap when it arrives, or you can pick up a gallon of distilled water at Wal-mart for less than a dollar.

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    Ok thanks seine its under one dollar I can do that. But I got an "Empty Round Terrarium” for it do I need to trance plant it or not. What I mean how long should I wait or do I have to wait? Thanks and have a good day.

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    Hi Benjaminp

    Welcome to the forums! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    I am going to move this to the VFT Forum which is an area more specific for your question. We have a forum for the different genus of plants.

    It really doesn't take too much money to get started. If you are putting soil into your terrariums (for the VFTs), you will need some peat moss and sand. That is the usual soil mix for flytraps although you can use other mixes too...or even pure peat. You can find peat moss in small bags. If you use sand, make sure its clean (silica sand is recommended). Most people use half sand/half peat.

    You will need PURE water...rain, distilled or reverse osmosis. Many grocery stores sell R.O. water now for around 39 cents a gallon if you bring your own jug.

    Then you just need a sunny location. Make sure air can get into your terrariums. Stagnant, warm, humid air can cause mold and fungus to grow. I wouldn't use that fungicide you bought unless you KNOW you have a problem with fungus. As long as your plants are healthy, they don't need dosing with fungicide.

    If you have any other questions, feel free to ask!

    Have fun!

    Suzanne
    "Fox terriers are born with about four times as much original sin in them as other dogs." - Jerome K. Jerome

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