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    Man, all you guys have early bird flytraps, mines still struggling to come out. I guess it's still recovering from the transplanting shock.
    It's starting to send up some small traps, aswell as a semi-burnt looking one. Anyone having the same trouble?
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    Yes, I'm also having the same problem as you Matt. Most of my VFTs are sending up small traps as well as semi burnt and deformed traps. The only two cultivars that are sending out nice healthy traps are my Dutch and Vigorous. I will just keep giving them lots of outdoor sun and hope in a month or so all the new growth is healthy.

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    Hmm, thats good to know. At least I'm not the only one. Thanks

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    I wonder if the small trap/shock-trap/burnt trap phenomenon is part of their design where early Spring leaves are thrown out mainly for photosynthesis. With active trapping being a lesser importance at this stage.

    Just a theory........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fryster View Post
    I wonder if the small trap/shock-trap/burnt trap phenomenon is part of their design where early Spring leaves are thrown out mainly for photosynthesis. With active trapping being a lesser importance at this stage.

    Just a theory........
    I was thinking something similar to that.
    I also noticed that a couple of the screwed up traps that are starting to grow, or come out on mine were ones that began forming before winter. I guess the cold didn't give them a chance to finish growing into a complete trap, so they just sat there as buds all winter.

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    Last edited by theyellowdart; 04-08-2008 at 01:56 PM. Reason: forgot a word

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    I'm a bit worried about my VFT... the stems are leggy and the traps are tiny or nonexistent and do not open. I am assuming this is what y'all are calling shock traps. It is already mid June and the traps have been like this since winter... should I be worried?!

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    Leggy is normally associated with plants that need more light. How or where are you growing them/

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    I would echo what Jimscott says. It sounds like your plant is starved for light. In San Francisco, VFTs would normally come out of dormancy in late February or early March and begin to put up flower stalks. By June, if your plants have been given adequate light, they should now have robust traps.

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