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    Troublesome tiny VFT's

    ok. so i have been searching the forums nonstop for about a week now and nothing found, i cant remember where i got my trap from but it was just coming out of dormancy... and its been about 2 months now and its grown about about an inch or so. im giving it distilled water. its under a light because of very cloudy conditions... . any ideas??
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    i think your problem is because its under a light....
    What kind of light is it?
    even if its cloudy, chances are its better than most light you can give inside....
    Do you have any pics of the plant?

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    I sgree with SK,
    ditch the light and get the plant outdoors in full sun..

    Here is your 10 day forecast from the weather channel:

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    no clouds! lots of sun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tstreet10 View Post
    and its been about 2 months now and its grown about about an inch or so. im giving it distilled water. its under a light because of very cloudy conditions... . any ideas??
    In my opinion I agree with Scot and SirKristoff. Think about this, VTF in nature live in a place where it is remote and no one takes care of them. In those places they also experience cloudy conditions. (It rains a lot to keep those bogs wet which creates clouds). Based on your profile description you and me have almost the same outdoor conditions.

    This are about a year and months old Dingley Giant VFT pictures just taken last week:



    If I can grow them like this, so can you.

    Another possible factor could be, you might have fertilizer on your media and that could also be why your VFT are not growing.
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    sorry for the quality. but I live in the dorms and its hard to get full sun with out leaving it where people can mess with it.

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    Yup!
    Showing definite signs of lack of light!
    So....now what?
    Your plant wants more light!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrowinOld View Post
    Yup!
    Showing definite signs of lack of light!
    So....now what?
    Your plant wants more light!
    Agreed. Those babies are light starved! Get them more light if possible. If you don't, they'll likely survive, but grow very slowly and potentially die if they encounter any pests, mold, etc. Get them more light if you can.

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    You have poor light quality and that is why you have long lanky leaves with REALLY small traps.
    Like Growing Old said "now what?" Sometimes you have to do your homework before buying something.
    If you dorm, I would suggest you put that plants in a window with some strong articial lighting. Hopefully that will work for you.
    Also, do you have it in a terrarium? because it looks foggy in the picture. (hopefully you say its just the camera.
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