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    Depending on how much touching of the roots went on, you may lose the newer growth as well.

    I have found that any disturbance with VFT's are the best. If you lose a few more traps, don't panic.

    Just don't repot [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    Give him/her some time to come around and as long as you see new growth coming from the middle of the plant, you are good [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    The first time I potted into the terrarium, I didn't touch the roots. I left the roots and soil attached to it as is and just plopped it in the terrarium. The second time though, the soil was wet with the spring water, so I had no choice but to loosen it up so that as little tainted soil was being repotted.

    Didn't realize vft's were so sensitive to change. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

    By the way, I saw in the accessories section that there is a vitamin/growth hormone mix for sale. Is it necessary to feed this to the vft to get larger traps?
    DOH!

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    I think you mean the Superthrive. I've used it but haven't noticed anything different in the size or health of my plants compared to what they looked like last year. Some people do have results and swear by the stuff.

    To get large traps, just let your VFT get plenty of sun, water it with purified or rain water, and let it catch the occasional bug or two.

    Most CP's have some reaction to sudden changes, especially ones that change the humidity to something drier than what the plant is used to (that's my observation) or cause damage to the roots in one way or another. The damage can be done by transplanting or the soil getting too warm. If not to sever they will recover.
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    Here's an update on my vft...

    The 4 remaining traps on my vft are convexed (bulging the wrong way) and the "teeths" have been brown/yellow a couple of days now. The largest new growth has a bit of black along one of the edges (but is very faint). The plant doesn't seem to be growing anymore. This all but indicates that the plant probably isn't doing so well... BUT... since I've slowly introduced it to sunlight, the inside of all the traps have turned a slight pinkish color which it didn't have when I bought it originally.

    Anybody have any insight? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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