Ok, I am new here, in fact I have been a CP grower for a week! Last week I bought some seeds for a sundew but today I bought my first grown VFT. It was in a garden center and lots of people had closed the traps by putting a bunch of dirt and leaves in them.
Now I have done my research and i know that the trap will only fully close if there is movement in the trap AFTER it has closed for the first time before it releases acid. I want to know how long they will take to re-open. Also will these artificially closed traps damage the plant?
Also for it's first meal, I fed it a worm about a 1/2 inch long, it is eating it and i want to know how long it will take for the trap to reopen after a meal.
Thanks for helping a newbie!