I haven't been around here much because my other hobby and schoolwork are demanding most of my time, but I saw something today and I would like to report it.
I have been neglecting my CPs... "good" neglecting though; mainly just swiftly watering and applying the weekly insecticide to the ones that had mealybugs, and not paying much attention to the dying foliage. Anyway, as most of you know now autumn is right around the corner and the sun's intensity is lessening everyday. With that, UV index ratings in my area have gone down significantly (from months of severe ratings to normal in a matter of a week or two).
As I was watering today I noticed that the traps on my 'Big Mouth" seemed quite dark in color. After taking a closer look I saw that the traps had gained a significant amount of red color. I looked at my other VFTs and the same applied. ALL of them have started to gain red!
After all these posts in this topic I don't know what to conclude... Lots of light, a little bit of light, a little bit of shade.... *sigh*
-Joel from Southern California