User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Overheated?

  1. #1
    CreatureTom's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Cambridge, UK
    Posts
    425
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Overheated?

    After putting my flytrap in my greenhouse to get more sun I saw today that a lot of the traps had partially closed and bent. It was happy with the 12ish hours of sunlight per day but over the last two days it reached about 100F inside the greenhouse! I've now put it back on my windowsill until late summer when it gets cooler and needs to go into dormancy. Here's a couple of pictures, can anyone tell me if it looks like its caused by overheating? Thanks for any help!


    Trap on the right


    Traps on the left


    Middle trap

    Also, some of the new traps seem to have way larger leaves and smaller traps than when it was on my windowsill, I thought this only happens in low light conditions?


    Trap forming on the right

    Thanks again for any help

  2. #2
    scottychaos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Western New York, USA
    Posts
    2,970
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Can you put it outside of the greenhouse to get more sun?

    Scot

  3. #3
    CreatureTom's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Cambridge, UK
    Posts
    425
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hmm I'm not sure, I've got a dog running around so that could be pretty hazardous, I've got a bell jar I could put over it but that doesn't really solve the heat problem

  4. #4
    Hello, I must be going... Not a Number's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    7,506
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Some flytraps have seasonal forms to their leaves. Traps grower larger or smaller. The petioles grow long and thin or short and broad. How extreme the differences are pretty much depend on the individual plant/clone/

    See Barry Rice's FAQ
    http://www.sarracenia.com/faq/faq2200.html
    Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.

  5. #5
    BigBella's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    SF, CA
    Posts
    2,972
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    As NaN has already mentioned, it may simply be a seasonal change; and my plants in direct sunlight -- in their black trays -- frequently experience high temperatures, even in San Francisco. If it has been kept inside, there will be a period of adjustment and would explain any potential stress to the leaves. Just ensure that there's sufficient water and I have never heard of too much sun with Dionaea . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

    -- Galileo "Biff" Galilei

  6. #6
    CreatureTom's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Cambridge, UK
    Posts
    425
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ooh ok thanks for the help, I'll probably put my flytrap back in the greenhouse sometime soon, my Drosera however got roooasted and will live on a sunny windowsill from now on ^^

    ---------- Post added at 07:07 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:09 PM ----------

    One thing I don't understand is how could simple adjustment from windowsill to greenhouse have such a dramatic affect on the traps that they bend inwards like in the third picture?

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •