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    Double tap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmlr38 View Post
    Never seen a Coquillage make a "normal" trap, nor have I ever heard about it "reverting" to normalcy. And I didn't know that it originated as a TC mutation. The trait is quite genetic, as it readily produces offspring via seed that look very much like the parent plant.

    Coquillage is one of my favorite flytraps. Very vigorous, flowers often and strongly, and produces a lot of seed. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to someone if they enjoy the way it looks. They won't be disappointed. With a market full of different named flytraps, Coquillage is definitely one I'd recommend for anyone. And I have grown nearly all of the named flytraps to this point!
    I just got 3 Coquillage last week.

    The person I got them from told me that "this cultivar is on the less hardy side".When I told him another grower( you actually) had said they were "extraordinarily hardy" he said "Well they may be hardy for Oregon, but in Utah they just haven't held up as well as the other plants."

    They're small but look healthy.I'm not worried.

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    Since I'm the one Boggyboy is quoting I'll chime in here. There are times when the plant looks great, but it and really all flytraps are a bit more finicky than people tend to admit. For instance in my conditions my coquillage plants didn't do well, they still grew, but where nowhere near on track with the other flytraps. I'm guessing it's an anomaly. And by no means do I say the cultivar isn't worth it or not what it's cracked up to be.

    It just happened to not work out for me. Which happens with a plant or two, here or there . Another consideration is an allocation of resources, I focus mainly in sundews, so if a flytrap is not doing well I don't have the time to give really any extra attention as they're not my niche. I'd rather it be housed with someone who can give it exceptional care.
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    David,

    No hard feelings I hope.I didn't mean anything bad by it and wasn't calling you out in any way.

    I thought your comment about growing in UT vs OR was funny so I shared it.As I said the plants are doing great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boggyboy72 View Post
    David,

    No hard feelings I hope.I didn't mean anything bad by it and wasn't calling you out in any way.

    I thought your comment about growing in UT vs OR was funny so I shared it.As I said the plants are doing great.
    No harm or offense taken, maybe I'm too stern with my explanations lol. Matt is a great grower regardless of the region. Good luck to everyone interested in this plant!

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