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    Well, I wish you luck!! Let me know if you decide to get a plant, I'll hook you up with some free starter plants and some easy seeds (that should sprout within a few days to a few weeks) with your order, and it will give you something to do/watch while waiting for the Venus flytraps. Feel free to PM me if you're interested and we can talk about what I mean.
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    yea ill think about it. Do you just grow vft s or do u do pitchers nad stuff too

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    I just know how boring it can be waiting for VFTs to sprout!! I grow lots of stuff... Not everything I grow is listed on my site though. If there is something specific you're looking for that isn't on my store site ( www.flytrapshop.com ) feel free to contact me and I'll let you know if I happen to have any.

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    yea i got a couple maintance questions.

    1. How often do you have to water it, at the point im at, everyday?

    2. Can you just catch some flies and put them in the dome for the FT's to eat when ever?

    3. Ill think of it...

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    I keep the majority of my plants in tubs (including vfts). And I put some water in the tray and water again once the water has dried for a day or 2. You want the media to stay moist, but not constantly soaked. The plants don't "need" to eat. So really, putting flies in there would be more of something to watch than something that has to be done. And your plants from seed won't be big enough to eat flies for a few years.
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    so buying the set was a waste is wat ur saying?

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    I'm saying growing Venus flytraps from seed takes a looooooong time. It can be cool to watch them grow up though! If you're lucky enough to get fresh seed that sprouts. It seems a lot of those kits come with old seed that doesn't even sprout. Probably for a price very similar to what you spent, you could get a potted, live, full grown, healthy Venus flytrap. Grown VFTs are likely to be more forgiving to beginner errors also.
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    yea i think i payed $16 for this kid, and they had small VFT's for like 8, but 1/2 of them per pot were already dead

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