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    VFT after dormancy

    Both my Big Mouth and Red Clayton Sunset VFTs made it through dormancy and have been growing for the past weeks

    My Sunset VFT has been producing small traps but my Big Mouth have been producing odd traps

    Is this normal for VFT to produce crapy traps right after dormancy?
    and how long will it take for it to grow big traps like it did last year?

    Thanks

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    that's what i want to know also. mine came outa dormancy, but its smaller than before it went into dormancy, do i need to feed it more to make it bigger or something? cuz on one of my flytrap there's 3 fruitflies exo stuck in it. pretty cool, i'll take a picture of it tomorrow.

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    My typical flytrap started off smaller but has been getting progressively bigger. Give it a chance and I am sure the traps will return to their normal size.

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    Same here.

    Some VFT cultivars of mine are putting out crappy looking shock-traps while others are releasing normal, healthy looking traps.

    I think this normal. All VFT's are different with all our different growing conditions and such...
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    Yep, I'm in the same boat. Waiting for the nice growth to start. I think it is normal. I put some of my plants in a new terrarium that I just put together and they took off like crazy, but I am giving them a 15 hour photoperiod and keeping the temp between 70 and 80F. I'm sure once the days start getting a little longer and the temps get warmer, the other plants not in the terrarium will catch up.

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    Ditto. The same happens to me every year (and is happening now). Most of mine loose all their foliage during the winter and then grow what seem to be shock traps right after dormancy ends. They usually regain strength in about a month to two months thereafter.


    Watch out for aphids and friends, they'll love that juicy new growth.
    -Joel from Southern California


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    Quote Originally Posted by joossa View Post
    Ditto. The same happens to me every year (and is happening now). Most of mine loose all their foliage during the winter and then grow what seem to be shock traps right after dormancy ends. They usually regain strength in about a month to two months thereafter.


    Watch out for aphids and friends, they'll love that juicy new growth.
    what's a "shock trap"?

    Scot

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottychaos View Post
    what's a "shock trap"?

    Scot
    Small, deformed traps. Some times they come up with awkward petioles as well. I see your Dionaea don't like to waste time, huh Scot?
    -Joel from Southern California


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