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    Marios Alexandrou
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    Does anyone have any experience with bulbs of different ages? Is getting a 10 year old bulb instead of a 5 year old bulb worth the extra cost? Is the plant going to be twice as big? Have twice the number of traps?

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    Marios

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    I could be wrong on this because I'm not the most experienced but I think they have to be a certain age before they'll start to flower. I think it's five years but dont quote me on that.

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    The older the plant the larger it should be and yes I would say its worth the extra cost.
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    Where abouts can you get older bulbs?
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    This site has bulbs of varying ages:

    http://www.peterpauls.com/more_plants.html

    The nursery is in NY and so am I so I was thinking of giving them a try. I bought several plants from www.**********.com, but now I'd like to try my hand at some bulbs.

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    Read this FAQ before you decide to buy from them.

    http://www.sarracenia.com/faq/faq6010b.html

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    Thanks for the link Emesis. I've decided to not buy any bulbs from PeterPauls. Not so much because of the info you sent, but because I realized I had no choice in the type of venus fly trap bulbs I could buy. They're just listed generically as bulbs. I'm kind of partial to the larger and redder varieties of VFTs.

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    Emisis,

    Thanks for linking that... Peterpauls is a nursery I wish would just go away...

    And I just want to scream every time someone puts up a link to them! AGGGHHH!

    Lesson learned though!

    Buy a ********** Flytrap, they grow nice and fast and healthy.
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