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    my traps r dying
    and i saw a little red bug crawling around my flytrap
    is the bug messin up my flytrap?

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    hey,
    are ALL the traps dying? or just a few? it's normal for traps to die off after a while.
    -Emily

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    not ALL but most
    and i think some r shriveling?

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    what are your growing conditions? i.e., where are you growing it, what are you watering with and how often, etc.?
    -Emily

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    well i think the bug might b the problem
    but water it every couple of hours w purified water
    and im growin it outside
    usually theres shade there but not too much

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    It might be the bug...but my gut is saying that the little fiend is still getting used to being out in the sunlight. Give it just a little more time! I bet you'll find that, after it gets through this transition phase, its new leaves will grow bigger and more beautiful from being outside.

    now...You've asked a LOT of questions! and while we LOVE your gung-ho attitude, you gotta RELAX!! I've been growing venus flytraps for almost a year, and in that time I've learned something I never realized I was lacking - patience! And lots of it! Plants take TIME to become big and beautiful.

    Instead of stressing out so much over every little thing, try doing a little reading. Oh just try it!

    Barry Rice's website is INCREDIBLY helpful - and fun to read!

    Peter D'Amato's book...I open it almost every day to look up something...or just stare at the gorgeous pictures
    -Emily

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    ive already read that
    thanks
    u guys seem very helpful
    thats y i ask a lot of questions
    different people have different opinions

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    I say this, if the water says purified, is it really? Never buy anything but distilled water, de-ionized water, or reverse osmosis water. Or, collect rainwater. Labels are misleading. If it says bottled, drinking, or purified water, you may be the one causing the plants demise. Water is THE most important thing for VFT's, and any other water may just be causing them to expire. LABELS ARE MISLEADING. DON'T trust them!!! Any advice here is best followed for the best results for plant growth. Don't trust purifying filters either, or you can end up with VFT mush, and no plant at all.
    45 yrs. growin\'
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