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    3 months here, with sarracenias. whoosh.

    When I was a kid I had a VFT that I kept alive for 3 years..mom and I fed it hamburger, watered it with tap water...I'm not having so much luck now that I think I know the "proper" way to do things, vis a vis the VFT's, LOL!

    That little flytrap, and the prairie remnant on my block are what planted the seed in my head.
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    Way back in kindergarten, it was show and tell day. My friend Ian brought in a VFT, and I was amazed! I told my mom all about it and I got one as a gift for kindergarten graduation ( [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] ). I killed it good, and decided that it was too hard to keep alive.

    When spring rolled around this year, I was browsing around on the internet, and for some reason I got obsessed with carnivorous plants again! I ordered the starter set off of ********** so I guess that makes it about... one month. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    12 years

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    Never grew one before. HMM, hmm, hm, hm!
    45 yrs. growin\'
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    I confess, like so many others, to killing a VFT or two as a child. Always had a love for them, but didn't get another until a few months ago. Saw them at Lowes picking up my husband from work. Thought "hmm, when he BBQs he always lets flies in the house..."

    Bought an assortment, came home, and hit the internet. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]
    Boy was I surprised! But yet undaunted. Dug around in the storage closet for my old fish supplies, set up a temperate tank to get them through shock and healthy (weaning some off to room humidity now) and to the store for distilled water and more lights... And here I am.

    My husband is only slightly appalled ("Dear, why is there a fishtank taking up half the kitchen counter? How are the bugs supposed to reach the plants if they are in a terrarium?") at my new hobby. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    I wish I had the internet when I was a kid... My grandma grew tropical plants in terraria, I might not have killed my childhood cps if I had only thought to research! All the tools were to hand, I just didn't know to use them.

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    July 2001, my mom got me my first VFT for my 10th birthday. So almost four years. Man, it seems longer than that...
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    2000 or 2001 one of the two years. I have had vfs back in the 80's but I could not keep them alive for more then 2 weeks. *I am really dating myself [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] *
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    I've been growing them for about two years. I was looking for plants that would grow in my roof garden and stumbled across a CP website. I still remember the cautionary note (paraphrasing): "Don't start growing these plants - you will become obsessed."

    Well, I didn't listen and now look what happened! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]
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