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    Jim: Better looking than MY Dk. I expect it to come back in force once the weather gets warmer. I expect a few freezes before then. I keep mine in a bed of wet sphagnum in the meantime.
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    Update - I took everyones advice, put it in a blender and here's what I got. Repotted the plants in a six inch pot, with 2 part LFS, 2 part Perlite, 1 part Peat & 1 part Sand. Lowered the water table, keeping it moist, but not soaking wet. The temps are lower (appx. 75 degrees) to respect its winter "state," and have moved the plants a couple inches lower from the light. Plants are looking pretty happy, in fact the second plant has started a new plant off the side. Here are pics.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lambdlth/3232338452/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lambdlth/3231488029/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lambdlth/3232341508/
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    I don't see your pics but here's mine in recovery. Does it look similar?


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    Hey Jim - I changed the images to links as I couldn't see the photos either. You will see the plants look very similar. I removed all of the dead or dying growth before transplanting. Your plant may have experienced more trauma than mine, but I can add that my plant is producing about two new leaves a day. My hope now is that they will not exhaust themselves, as food is in short supply here this time of year. I did feed them a speck of cheese which they readily devoured (it was pretty interesting). I tend to think the rebound was a result of the open media with less water. As soon as I put them into this mix, the leaves started producing dew.

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    lookin much better! good work.
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    My setup has Saran wrap draped over the fluorescent light. I made slits on either side of the front and flip the front up during the day so that that the fishtank / terrarium isn't closed off. When I turn out the light and turn off the heater for the night I let the wrap fall loosely over the front, kind of like humidity increasing until morning light.

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    This is sort of off topic,but did anyone notice that the non-carnivorus part of the D.falconeri leaf
    is very simular to the VFT's one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    Brokken, thanks for providing the link. Funny... same people, different forum. This stood out to me, as I struggle to get my recently acquired plant adjusted
    No problem. Actually I've added some more pictures to the post: what my falconeri looks like during the winter. You'll notice that the plant dies back almost completely and this appears to be normal for it. Within weeks of 'dying off' you can already see rapid growth from the points.
    "There is no pain as great as being alive,
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