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    I wonder if they catch anything under water when flooded in the wild.
    Great pics,I'm off to flood my Darlingtonia Californica seedlings

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    Thanks for all the good feedback!

    @TheFury, move to NC and you will enjoy the surroundings full of tall trees and plants! I am not a city person; I would rather live isolated from everyone but surrounded by nature instead of surrounded by people, cars, and tall buildings blocking the sun and pollution.

    @ Matt, thanks!

    @Millipede, I bought my silica sand from leslie's pool supplies: http://www.lesliespool.com/Home/Filt...ies/14700.html (check in your area to see if they have it)

    @mato77429 and corky, Thanks!

    @ green1, That is a very interesting question, in my opinion yes, in the case of my plants, when the traps closed while flooding the container, the next day some of the traps were opened under the water, which makes it possible for any insect swimming around to be trapped. No wonder why aldrovanda has the same mechanism as the VFT. Make sure you flood the darlingtonias but eventually make sure you flush within days.

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    Re: sand sources, I get mine from a large building supply company (they also sell bricks, stone dust, concrete pavers, etc. etc.). The silica sand comes in three grades: fine, medium and coarse (I use coarse) and costs me about $9 per 100 lb bag. It's about 35 miles from me, but I only need to go a few times a year.

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    cool thanks for the info

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    Wow very cool! I should try this with mine when I order a new one from flytrapshop.

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    C/P

    Awesome great pictures and did not know they could grow in water like that? I am a newbie so just starting out and these pictures are so helpful too? Thanks and so glad I got to see them? Only got one venus fly trap and one pitcher plant and two sundews that a very nice member here send to me and they are doing so well and got the book from the library called The Salvage Garden good book to read..

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    Never heard of flooding VFT's. I can't really do that now with the ways my vft's are set up, but someday I'll give it a try
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