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    new to flytraps. had mine about 2 months.been reading around about them.got mine at walmart. my traps are turning brown and dying but the flowers stalks are coming up good and im trimming them. i sat the trap on my front porch where the sun comes up at,gets about 5 hours direct sunlight.i have been getting filtered water out of my fridge and letting it set out for at least 24 hours maybe i need some distilled or rain water. i attached a pic.any advice well appreciated

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    As long as you have new growth comeing in then the old traps trying is not a problem. They are only good for a few closures and then die. As long as new growth is growing in the center don't worry about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]i have been getting filtered water out of my fridge and letting it set out for at least 24 hours maybe i need some distilled or rain water.
    No "maybe" about it. You DEFINATELY need to get distilled or rain water. Just a carbon filter (which is probably all your fridge has) is not enough to remove all the disolved minerals that are in tap water. It may taste good to us, but not to the plants. Distilled, rain, or Reverse Osmosis water.. nothing else.

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    OOpps I missed that part in the post. LOL
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    the same things happening to mine
    and the new growth have WAY smaller traps

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    If you've never repotted, it's probably still sitting in the tap water the people at Walmart used.
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    is it in dormancy?

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    ive never repotted, should i repot? what kind of soil? ive read peat moss is good.can i buy small package somewhere? what exactly is distilled water? is that what they sell at walmart in the big blue jugs? i dont think its in dormancy but i dont know. thanks

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