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    It's been one of dem days BigCarnivourKid's Avatar
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    Hi Dav and welcome to the forums [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
    If the traps are empty when they close, they usually open up within 24 hrs. If they caught a bug it could take several weeks. If it's an old trap (ie. It's caught 3 - 5 bugs) it may not open back up at all, but will die and turn black. If that happens just trim the trap off the end of the leaf. The rest of the leaf will continue to work like a regular leaf.
    As to why your leaves flopped, it is likely the sudden change in humidity when you took the cover off, gave it a slight shock. It is also, possible the cover was supporting the leaves in that position.
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    thanks a lot

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    My vote is shock from lots of humidity to little.

    It takes time for the plants to adjust.

    Also, if the traps where are long stems, it will flop over.

    The best things you can do are:

    Light
    Water
    Love
    Patience [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    It will be fine. If you lose a trap or two, don't sweat it. If you lose them all, then go for a refund! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    You should see new leaves forming from the middle of the plant. As long as new ones are coming up, you are on the right track.

    Please keep us informed about your new plant!

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    WELCOME!!!

    I am glad that you found us and I hope you make some new friends and have some fun [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    yes, WELCOME!!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Yah if its a humidity prblem the leaves will look kind of wrinkly. They look kind of like green leather if there not adjusted to the humidity.

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    Hi Dav

    Welcome to the forums! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] If the petioles (stem part) are long it may be flopping over just from the weight of the traps. Probably the cover was supporting them upright. No biggie. I have VFTs in all kinds of positions. As long as its not looking wilted (limp) it should be ok.

    Stick around, read some posts on VFTs and you'll learn a lot.

    Let us know how your plant is doing. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    thanks a lot...i'm a part of a few forums, and this one is b far the most welcoming! my plants are doing good now, ive had to trim off 2 dead traps so far...i made a cover out of an old 2 liter pop bottle to put over top of them at night, and i also put flies in there too to try to feed them...does anyone else o this?

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    Welcome Dav,

    All the suggestions given to you are great. In no time, you're have plently of traps to feed.

    In the meantime, while your new VFT is recovering from environmental shock, you may want to hold off on feeding your traps. I know it's exciting to see your first trap close shut on a juicy fly, but patience [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] Because your VFT is still in shock, the traps will most lightly end up turning black and die from the feeding.

    Wait for a couple of brand new traps to develop and then feed your VFT. The effect and action will be better.

    Just remember not to overfeed your VFT (1-2 flies a month).

    Have fun [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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