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    OK. I triggered leaves 1 and 2... leaves 1 and 3 shriveled (they're NOT black tho, not even yet). Leaf 2 got limp looking... not shirvled, but it drooped, and i could see it's veins... Leaf 2 is now open (ALMOST, theres maybe a day left of opening before it is wide open), AND it is fleshy, sturdy, and healthy, no brown spots. Leaves 1 and 3 are fairly good looking, but as you go up the stalk toward the trap, they turn dry and green. So the base of their petiols are fine but the trap, and top half of the petiols are dry and shrivled. When Trap 2 is open, should i feed it to give it a boost of growing stuff, or do I leave it? I did have a spider to feed it, but it is in good condition, and it has survived the storage jar or Greg, and STILL has a plump abdomen... I've taken a small liking to this spider, and I'm afrain I cant feed it to my plant... [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] If i have to though. Bwaha, I will. My heart isnt that big... What do you suggest? The spider MAY be a weeeeeeeeee bit too big, i'm not sure yet, i'll wait till the trap is open to do some measuring... Should I feed the spider, or should i find a smaller bug that wont be such a shock to eat? Again, do i feed it or leave it?

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    Dont feed your plant for a while..

    thinking about it now, I think those shriveled traps may be due to root damage.

    Make sure your soil is not to wet, i.e. sopping, where you push a finger in and water pools up... needs to be moist, no more, no less.

    just don't feed it, let it go and see if it can recover.. flytraps don't NEED to be fed, so just let it go for now. And ALWAYS, when in doubt if the food is to big, err on the side of caution. So, l.e. let the little spider enjoy his life!

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    The soil is just as wet as my other VFT that i bought and made wet (they were both semi dry when i bought them... the new one was almost dry), and only the one suffered when i gave it sufficient water... its not over watered.

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    Classic dehydration of the leaves after going from a very humid environment to a less humid environment. Always adjust new plants to your growing area slowly.
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