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    They may have self-pollinated. Just because my indoor VFT never did that doesn't rule it out. If your plants are outdoors something with more than 4 legs probably did the job for you. Time will tell.

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    they didnt, it fully blackened and l cracked them open and nothing so next I know what to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Overmind1632 View Post
    wait, u need to hand pollinate the flowers, i left them alone and never touched them

    does that mean they were never pollinated thus no seeds?
    When VFT flowers 1st open, the pollen is mature & typically friable and ready for pollinators. However, the stamen is not yet receptive. Check out Bob Z's pics - the stamen flares out at the end when it is ready for pollen - usually day 2 or day 3 after opening. This is a method the flower uses to prevent self-pollination. However unlike some Drosera (petiolaris...), the plants are self fertile - just use pollen from a freshly-opened flower to pollinate a receptive stamen. However, if you're going to this trouble and have several plants flowering - why not cross-pollinate?

    As you wander through the kingdom of CP, you will find plants that are self-fertile & self-pollinating, some that are self-fertile but not self-pollinating and some that are neither self-fertile nor self-pollinating. Tends to be best to not assume that nature will handle the chores ....

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    oh...why did i think VFT selfpolinate themselves...

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    Well thanks to the hot weather we've been having of late one of my typicals decided to put up another flower stalk. The last one a couple months ago was enormous on this plant. Unfortunately the plant has very little color. If I'm crazy may be I'll let it produce seed although I'd prefer to cross pollinate from other plants. You're welcome to seeds if I should go against my better judgement.

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