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    Feeding during dormancy

    Haven't been able to find any information on this. Is it necessary?
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    Nope, I don't believe so.
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    No, just leave them alone.

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    Nope! It's actually never necessary to feed your flytraps. They'll grow faster if you do feed them, but it's not required.

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    Thanks! I appreciate the answers very much! =D
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    and, they wouldnt "eat" anyway, even if you tried to feed them..
    VFT's traps only close well when its warm..at dormancy temps (35 to 50 degrees F)
    the traps wont even close, and the "process" of digestion cant even happen..

    plants, like cold blooded animals, need the warmth for normal metabolism.
    and dormant plants, much like hibernating cold blooded animals (frogs, for example) dont eat at all
    for the entire winter..they are in a state of suspended animation.

    so, as everyone has said, no feeding during dormancy.

    Scot

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    Ok, so I got my plants today which I'm sure excited about and I planted them. They also came with an extra Cape Sundew. Anyways, should I wait until spring to replant them because I didn't get enough soil to completely fill the pot it's about 3/4ths full. All the traps were closed and the plant looked unhappy and deflated almost. If that makes any sense, I'm assuming they will recover from that as it is probably from shipping right?
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    They traps are all closed because it was probably bumped around a bitduring shipping which triggered them all.. They might or might not open back up again depending on how many times they were closed before hand. Now you shoudnt feed them during dormacny because they probably wont even be able to actually eat the food if they can even close around it and it might rot.... and you mean to replant them again even though you jsut replanted them With vfts i think that should be fine. Ive done it before when i had to for one reaosn or another, but do it fast so they dont settle in and get uproted. I dont hink they will notice much if you do it quickly because the new rots wont get wound in the soil... Also, repotting ur cape should be fine. they are very hardy to all that kind of stuff.. And if it seems to not grow for a while thats fine because i have found that all of my dews never get their leaves to recover and dew up after shipping, and even the unfolded ones dont often complee thei growth so i wait until some new dewy ones come and then cut off all the shipped leaves....

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