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    Thanks to Bugweed, I have about 60 (yes 60) baby VFT's shedding their seeds. Whats really cool is that I gave them NO cold stratification, just spread them over wet peat and forgot about 'em. So far I see about three that could be Red dragons but I'm not sure yet. Thanks alot Bugweed!!

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    VFTs don't need stratification as they fall to the ground in May and grow from then on.

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    That's a lot of babies to feed Copcarfc. Hope you got swarms of flies next year! How many seeds did you sow altogether? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    About 150 total. I could have sworn I read somewhere that VFT seeds need a 3 month cold stratification before they will germinate. I'm realizing more and more of the seeds are poping open, wow.

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    I think it's ceph seeds don't need 2-3 month cold stratification.

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    It does not matter much for Venus Flytraps in my experience, I've gotten the same germination rates with or without stratification. But since I live in Michigan, the weather over here gets cold very early and my seeds this year that germinated did not get a chance to grow much and probably won't make it through dormacy (about 1,500+ seeds of various crosses between clones) . So I am deffinitely waiting until spring time now to sow my seeds, so they will be stratified for a few months in the fridge.
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    Alright, I've been watching that pot like a hawk and its got to be well over 100 VFT's in there. I'm having problems finding seeds that havent germinated [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    It's definately a great site to wake up in the morning and find out your seeds have hatched. I too made various crosses of Bigmouth X Green Dragon or Typical X Green Dragon and just scattered the seeds next their parents. So far I've gotten 15 germinated seeds that will be going dormant with the parent.

    P.s. Peter, great news, plenty of my VFTs have sent out offshoots. You will be getting good VFTs next spring.
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