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    Light at the end of the tunnel

    I posted about a month ago about baking the seeds that I got from a flowering typical VFT. The light was too close to the media and got the temp up to 50 degrees celcius. Well, after over 2 months, one of the 60 seeds is showing signs of life! It is growing out a little green thing!

    Also, after no luck all year doing pullings, one has struck! I think the really intense light and the watery conditions are what helped. Maybe about 3 weeks ago it was the plastic wrap I put over the top of the container. Who knows...

    I'm tempted to do a couple more pullings now from the half dormant plants I have outside...

    Patience is a virtue.. you need lots of it with VFTs.

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    Hey Adam,

    That is good news. Glad you were rewarded for your efforts (if even only a little bit). I don't know a lot about vfts, but I believe that many growers do leaf pullings from Dionaea before or after dormancy. Patience is definately a virtue in this hobby. Just think how good it will feel in several years when that seed you sprouted is a full grown mature plant, making flowers and seed of its own.

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    I've had good success with floating VFT pullings in water like some growers do for drosera. The toughest part is acclimating them back to soil.

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    Congrats! I'm surprised to hear that one of the seeds is germinating after that intense heat. Good job on the pulling too!

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    CONGRATS on your germination and leaf pulling striking. You'd be suprised what some of these CPs seeds go thru and they still germinate, i had some ping seeds that were OLD by a few yrs and they still germinated and then even with some dew seeds that sat around for few yrs i got them to sprout.
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    If one made it, I'm guessing a few more are also going to sprout. I'll have something to watch this winter.

    I also up-rooted an off-shoot and put it in the same container indoors with the seeds and pullings. It should grow quite quickly under the awesome new lamp.

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