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    No need to stratify.

    The plants flower in April/May and the seeds fall to the ground and germinate soon after. They get 3/4 of the growing season to establish themselves before winter arrives.

    Unlike sarracenia for example, there is no chemical inhibitator to germination that needs to be broken down by cold weather.

    In fact, by the time winter arrives the seeds are dead anyway. Dionaea seeds rarely germinate unless they are fresh and any of these do it yourself packs in shops are a waste of time (if not fraudulent to sell in the first place).

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    How do you know when your seed pods are ready? I have a dozen or so from 2 different plants that I pollinated that are shriveled up right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alien1099 View Post
    How do you know when your seed pods are ready? I have a dozen or so from 2 different plants that I pollinated that are shriveled up right now
    If the flower/seed capsules shriveled up they were not properly pollinated. They should look like this:
    http://www.flytrapranch.com/photos/a...production.jpg
    http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/8241/pict8136qc4.jpg

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