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    Why do you grow VFT's ? Post your reasons! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    I guess I do because they exhibit some unique characteristics (for plants).

    1) The traps move to catch food . (other plants move, eg Mimosa Pudica - Sensitive plant, but this moves as a defence, not to catch food)

    2) They can digest protien and fat! (ok, other CP's do this, but they don't move like a VFT does)

    I also wonder what's the age and gender of people who grow VFT's. Could ya include this in any response?
    I'm 22yr Male.

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    14yr old male,I guess I grow them because they are so bizare and beutifal(sp).
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    18 yr old male, Got my first flytrap from a friend, guess I just fell in love or something [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]

    Greetings & happy growing

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    There is just something about growing a plant that snaps shut around animal prey. Its the thrill of watching your friend jump 3 feet or more off the ground when the trap snaps closed around their finger for the first time. Its watching the bear traps close around a slow moving ladybug drinking the sweat nectar of its demise. Its the excitement of watching as a pot of venus flytraps with 50+ traps close in 10 minutes as a swarm of flies lands to feed. Its watching as an earwig is caught and a wasp feeds on the nectar soon after the closing.

    Well, thats all I can think of at the moment.



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    Wildfire, with your grey hair, I put you at least 40+!

    I grow them because they are so bizarre and seemingly animal like. VFTs seem the most 'human' to me with their quick movement and ability to trap and eat bugs. Also I think I grow them because they are so difficult to grow and it is a reward in itself to keep such an exotic plant alive when everything else in my life gets neglected. Also they are the perfect size for my place.

    Oh yeah, and because I hate bugs. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] Many a bug that has bothered me has ended up as a meal for my plants. Watching the traps close around the bugs never gets old to me. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Oh yeah, I'm 22 and male.

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    Jhaluska,you think fflytraps are hard to grow?
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    I grow them because:

    1)They sparked my interest in Cps when I got one from WalMart

    2) They look awesome when they get the bright red interiors and the green exteriors.

    3) You can feed them anything!

    4) They are hard to kill, once you have it healthy!

    SF

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    you think flytraps are hard to grow?[/QUOTE]

    Yes. I failed several times when I was younger (about 8-10 years ago). This was before the web and all the books I read were wrong for where I lived at the time (South Texas), and sometimes even gave down right bad advice. I believe I failed due to poor air circulation, too much sun light and heat, wrong flourescent lighting and too much water.

    You probably just take it for granted that you are able to ask 20+ other people their opinion on a topic. If you didn't live in the correct climate and didn't know it, you would be likely to fail also. It would be like trying to get a polar bear to live in the desert.

    And yes, I still think they are hard to grow. If they were easy to grow, everybody would have them.

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