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    I kept mine in a cold windowsill in an unheated room, they did fine. I tend to reall baby my plants through dormancy.

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    Whew! I was thinking that there was something wrong with me! well, at least something ELSE wrong with me.

    I am having one heck of a time myself with those little buggers. I had a big pot with many of them and was thrilled to find that a few were still tickin' a few days ago. I pulled them out and planted them in larger planters with some sarrs that are starting to think about waking up. I was very pleased that there were more VFTs than I had originally thought-about 5 total.

    Today 2 are accounted for. Damn tree weasels (squirrels) got to them today. Okay, maybe chipmunks are to blame too.

    I even managed to kill the red dragons that Sarracenia NW sent me over the winter. They got all fungusy and mushed right up after being brought inside. I never even had a chance to enjoy them!

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    I still think Flytraps are the coolest CP and I grow Ceph's, big Dews and some pretty nice Neps as well as assorted other CP's.
    Flytraps are only dormant a few months outta the year anyways.
    If they weren't so common they'd be in more demand than even Ceph's I bet!

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    My outdoor VFTs were in -5 C conditions from January 15th to around March 15th (I used a temp logger in my bog, we were doing a bit of an experiment on EXACTLY what temps which species will survive, and will likely release some kind of something eventually after another year to compare this years data with)

    They look fine now
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    Dang, I never realized so many people had problems with flytraps. They've always been easy growing for me. I started with 1 red dragon and about 3-4 typicals a couple years ago and now I have over 20+ extra plants from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRFxtreme View Post
    Dang, I never realized so many people had problems with flytraps. They've always been easy growing for me. I started with 1 red dragon and about 3-4 typicals a couple years ago and now I have over 20+ extra plants from it.
    So what are you trying to say?

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    VFTs rule!

    Do you keep your tropical plants under lights? If so, it might be worth while to try growing them indoors with natural and supplemental light year round.

    Check out this topic: http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17309

    If your light is strong enough to support healthy growth there is really no need for so called dormancy. Just keep them growing.

    In Nature dormancy occurs so plants can survive the poor growing conditions of cold temperatures and short daylength that occurs in late fall and early winter. It also sets up the timing that VFT’s key on to flower together. It allows the seed to be set early to mid summer so the seedlings have a chance of growing and then surviving their first winter.
    Mine get a dormancy but temps in the winter here rarely dip below 50-60 for an extended period of time, usually daytime temps are 60-70.

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    Anybody tried mouth-to-mouth with one to see if it'll help?

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