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    I just got my VFT last Saturday. It arrived with one/two dead traps. I have gone to many sites on what to do with these traps, but I'm confused. If anybody at all could give me some tips, I'd be more than grateful!!!!

    PS: It's a common green flytrap, in case it matters...

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    The traps, like any leaf on any plant, will die as they get older. Often shipping and the like will cause some stress that will cause this same thing. as long as the center of the plant is green then everything will be fine. Just pot it up in peat:sand and keep it moist and in good light and in no time it will start to grow new traps for you [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    What I meant to say was, do I have to actually cut off the dead trap, or do I just leave it alone. And if I have to cut it off, how do I do it exactly? That's a little more specific! Sorry!

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    I don't cut off the dead traps but I grow mine outside where there is good ventilation. If there is any chance of fungus I would recommend cutting off the dead stuff. Just use a fine pair of scissors and cut off anything that is brown/black [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Oh, okay! Thanks man!

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    Not a problem [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Man, I just remembered something else!!!!
    My plant is way too small to actually tell if it's got anything left that is dead. Also, I think I moved the roots up a bit when I pulled it up a bit to make sure I didn't miss anything (which still doesn't work, because the black stuff looks just like the peat it came in [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] ) What should I do know

    Do you think I'm worrying too much

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    You are probably okay. The bases of the old leaves tend to wrap the bulb of a VFT kinda like an onion, so just because it is dark on the outside it should still be live on the inside. The only way to be sure would be to strip the bulb but that can be really stressful on the plant and I do not recommend it. Just keep it under the right conditions and everything should work out. If, in a month you do not see any sign of life then it might be time to worry.
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