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    A recent heat snap all but killed my VFT. I am fighting to keep it alive, and so far I've succeeded a little. He's still green.

    Is there anything I can do to enhance his recovery?
    "Without carnivores, our planet would be over run with creepy crawlers and very hungry fuzzy things." - Cougarmint, 2003.

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    Where do you have the plant now?
    I am just like a Super Hero, but without the power or motivation.................and the funky suit.

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    Hey Cougar

    Sorry to hear about your flytrap. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] What is the condition of the plant? Is it just limp? Burned? Turning black?

    If the plant is just dehydrated, I have had success rehydrating plants (of all types) by submerging them in water for several hours to a day. It seems to help them absorb water back in quickly. That isn't always successful but has worked many times. But if a plant is really fried brown or turned black, that won't work of course.

    You may have to cut off any damaged growth (that isn't green) and wait for it to grow back out.

    Don't give up on it. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Moving to VFT forum!

    Raising wand...big swooping flourish..."majikae transportae ad forum VFT!".....*POOF!*

    (A liiiiiiittle too much Harry Potter... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] )
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    Quote (PlantAKiss @ Aug. 21 2003,11:29)
    Moving to VFT forum!

    Raising wand...big swooping flourish..."Magicae tranporteum postum ad VFT foruma!" ***POOF***

    (A little too much Harry Potter... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] )[/QUOTE]
    Wow, your magic skills are really something PlantAKiss!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] You won me over - Who needs Harry Potter! j/k

    Cougarmint:
    As for your vft I would just make sure it has plenty of water and reduce the amount of light for about a 10 or so days or until it looks healther. Then gradually work the vft back into the sun. Just next time try to find a place were the vft can have some shade too during sunny days.

    Hope That Helps,
    Travis
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