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    It's Premier peat moss in a big block. Some of the traps are turning black

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    Flytraps from the stores often need time to acclimate to lower humidity, as they've been stuck inside those death cubes for who knows how long. After that, definitely soil without fertilizer, pure water, and full sun are the needed requirements. The stress from closing traps is a bit of a myth, but I do know that they can only do so a few times and after that, the trap just won't move any more.
    Dionaea also goes dormant during winter, and if it's not provided this, it will die very quickly. At this time of the year it's too late for that, but next winter, make sure it gets that. Your plant looks like it is still acclimating, a fair amount of light and good water are essential right now. Once it's started actively growing again, it will take as much light as you can give it. Mine do rather well in the 10% average humidity and blazing full sunlight here in CO, so humidity and shade are not needed.
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    It looks like only the older traps are getting black and that there are two growing points, both of which are producing new growth. I wouldn't worry too much about it because it is only natural for a plant to lose foliage when moved to new conditions. As long as the new traps aren't turning black really quickly I don't think there is a problem. It will probably take a while for the plant to adjust to its growing environment.

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    Should I cut the black traps off?

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    You can if you want but you don't need to.

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    I would do it if you aren't used to dealing with fungi. Old decaying plant matter can invite some unwanted fungi guests.
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    Thank you for you help.

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