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    Sarrs leave you with rhizomes, and in some instances, non-carnivorous leaves called phyllodia.
    Temperate sundews will die back to a small green ball of growth, called a hibernaculum.

    Since you're still relatively new and wanting to fill your terrarium, I suggest buying established plants. There's no reason you can't try some seeds, too- I'm just saying. Easier and instant gratification.

    Part of the forum rules is that vendors cannot be mentioned- it's why you're not being told "where" to get more plants. However, you are fully welcome to check out the forum's store- flytrapshop.com.

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    Brian, i would look at andrews store. He ships wonderful looking plants and also your supporting the forum that your asking these questions on =]. Hes got droseras which is the main thing that i would recommend for your terrarium apart from nepenthes. They're a bit more forgiving (drosera capensis) and would adjust better to the changes that you'll make with the terrarium, as in light changes, temperature, humididty, air flow. where as depending on the nepenthes species you get, you might kill it with too many sudden changes.

    Ps. sarr seeds may take a long time to germinate, nepenthes seeds even longer. Drosera will typically germinate within 2-5 weeks for the most part. Theres a few S.A.S.E's going on right now that will give you the opportunity to try seeds for the cost of a few postage stamps.

    This is the Sase im talking about.

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=124061

    and in case you dont know what exactly a sase is (its explained in the above thread but heres another explanation).

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=115000

    Sdcp's does require that you send him 1 stamp per packet of seed. so for 4 packs of seed you would need 6 stamps. 4 for the seeds and 2 to send the self addressed envelopes. 1 stamp on the envelope for him to send back and 1 to put on an envelope to send to him with the return envelope and the 4 extra stamps. all of the envelopes must be addressed already so that all he has to do is stick the packs in and stick it back in the po box. You must also include a peice of paper indicating what seeds you are wanting as he has many different varieties available, your real name, and your forum name.

    I wish you luck and hope this helped.

    -Javier

    ---------- Post added at 02:44 AM ---------- Previous post was at 02:26 AM ----------

    Oh yea i forgot to tell you, as far as bulbs go. Feit electric has a 42 watt cfl thats suitable for growing cp's they are a bit shy of 9$ each over at amazon.

    Ive used them for many months and another forum member (growinold) has used them for years with positive results.

    They displace a bit of heat so be prepared for that. In addition to what i wrote above, terrarium growing doesnt come without its complications. Stagnant air will be detremental to any species of Cp that you choose, so getting an adequate fan to circulate air will be neccesary. A timer to accurately turn your lights/fans on and off at the same time everyday and like stated above, the proper lighting.

    I think in total you would be looking at spending (given that you may not have a fan) about 18 dollars for the bulbs, 10 dollars for 2 clamp lights at home depot, anywhere for 10-20 dollars for a cpu/small fan and 10 dollars for a timer from walmart. so less than or equal to 58 dollars.

    That can be lessened if you already own the fan/timer/clamp lights. just an estimate of what i spent initially.

    Again, i hope this helps you.

    And WELCOME TO TERRAFORUMS!!! =]

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    Welcome to TF!

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    Nice to be here,

    On my way home from I found a half dead Fly Trap on the side of the road,,,brought it home and am bringing it back to life...and gave it a drink of water.

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    People throw flytraps on the road where you live? Could you explain in a little more detail how you found it..what condition it was in...

    Javfortex93:

    You gave a wonderful explanation on the SASE, and on my policies, LOL! I see two minor errors, but basically well said



    Anyway, I encourage people to try drosera seed. You wind up with more plants than you could want (usually), feel proud of growing them from seed, and gain valuable experience...all in a relatively short time frame.

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    Nice to be here,

    On my way home from I found a half dead Fly Trap on the side of the road,,,brought it home and am bringing it back to life...and gave it a drink of water.

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    It look like he hails from North Carolna, just looking at the profile name. Maybe he's from Wilimngon?

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    Brian here,,well on the way hame from work I was driving and looked down at a stop sign and found this little FVT,,,the soil was bone dry....but the trap was still alive,,,about to die,,,here are a few pic after bringing back from the dead...and a few pic's of my plants....thanks to the site I have a few new plants coming in the mail.

    this one had very tall leaves but got to tall and fell over,then died....but new ones are on the way



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    O and I am in Asheville nc

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    Uh-oh, Brian. Looks like you've committed a faux pas here. More than a faux pas, really -- flytraps are not to be dug up. Without consent of the landowner, it's not legal.

    What's important is that you learn from your mistake here. Plants should be left in their natural habitat, even if they look ratty. In fact, the plant you pictured looks like it was doing just peachy. It's normal for older traps to die (they get replaced). There is some moral gray-area if a piece of land is slated for development and the plants are doomed to be paved over (so to speak,) but in general, plants should be left where they are.

    I'd like to join everyone else in welcoming you to the forum. I understand that you thought you were doing the right thing by taking that plant, and I hope that you understand (and will come to appreciate by spending time on this forum) why conservation and these protection laws are so important.
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