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    Talking My 1 year old babies

    Hi guys,

    Check this out. these are now one year old babies from seeds that I got from Brad exactly an year ago. the interesting thing is the variation among the same seeds. I see some that are like pygmies and some that are like giants.

    This tub is a little 4 inch plastic container. I sooo don't want to repot them as they look soo nice. Infact...the peat is still sooo fresh that I can still smell the freshness of the peat as it was 1 year ago. i am just astounded that this is the only time I have ever had peat retain its freshness that much. No wonder the plants are doing soo well.

    Infact these are my best flytraps ever.

    Note that they haven't been in dormancy and will not go through dormancy this time as well. I plan to keep growing them for 2 yrs before putting them through a dormancy.

    Now the question is :

    Should I repot them?? I am getting new pots and am planning a new setup soon. 3.5 inch square pots. Do u think I should leave them like this or give them more leg room? I kinda like the cuties like this But obviously I will repot them if it will kill them if I don't.







    Note an interesting aspect.... THE MOSS SUDDENLY transformed and changed to a different shape.

    very bad pic...but that long moss type suddenly opened up and became kinda like star moss.



    cheers,

    varun

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    awesome pics man, i cant believe they are so big after 1 year growing from seeds

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    sooo big? dude...the biggest one u see there is like only over 1 inch. it will take atleast 2 yrs to reach good size.

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    about repotting, I wouldn't bother yet.
    But i guess it wouldn't harm to move the bigger ones to seperate pots

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    Wow! Those traps are sooooo beautiful! How did you get them to be so red?

    And how did you get those seedlings to get so big?

    How do you keep the peat moss so fresh for over a year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theJerk242 View Post
    Wow! Those traps are sooooo beautiful! How did you get them to be so red?

    And how did you get those seedlings to get so big?

    How do you keep the peat moss so fresh for over a year?
    sooo big? dude...the biggest one u see there is like only over 1 inch.

    He just misleads us with close ups and macro shots to make em look huge ^^
    but yes nice job they look really awesome

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    They look great. Very nice, vraev.

    It seems like you have lots of luck with sphagnum!
    -Joel from Southern California


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    well! not necessarily joossa! I have been having big issues with my large flytraps recently. For some reason the media is compacting after 4 months and the plants are heading to shock traps. I am still experimenting with media combinations.

    Thanks guys. I am honest. I seriously don't know how the peat in this is actually still fresh. None of the other pots give the aroma of the fresh peat any more. And infact this is the tub with the oldest soil in my collection so far. I seriosuly don't know why its soo good. As you can see thats why I am hesitant about repotting.

    lol! it is a macro in the second pic

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