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    alicatv
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    Ok, so I fed my VFT, which I named, I call him Vinny. I fed him a cricket and now that stem is blackened and appears to be dying. I've been watering it with distilled water and he sits on the back of my toilet in the bathroom- he really loves all the moisture that he gets from the shower. I just don't understand why this leaf would've died after I fed it. I didn't force it upon him or anything. What went wrong? How can I continue to help him grow?

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    I think this link will answer your question.

    http://www.sarracenia.com/faq/faq2290.html

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    Sometimes there may be some bacteria or something on the bug you feed the plant.

    that will kill the trap.

    It is nothing that you did...the plant just had a case of 'heart burn [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]'

    Just pinch off the dead parts and don't worry.

    ALso, another thing would be the trap could not fully close around the bug, that would cause the decaying bug to mold, and thus killing the trap.

    When you feed the plant, make sure the bug can fit into the trap. Most people go for something about 2/3 the size of the trap.

    The trap will need to fully close around the bug! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    wait a minute.......

    it must form a complete seal around the bug? like hmmm;....

    cause even if a leg is sticking out it wouldn;t close

    now will it ALWAYS mold if its not fully closed (eg. no oxygen in it(

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    In reference to Aliciatv's original note, is it ok to keep your CP's in the bathroom? I know the humidity is good but isn't the moisture in the air made up of 'tap' water? Won't that damage the plant? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
    DOH!

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    Keep the plant in the bathroom does no harm because the harmful minerals in tap water won't evaporate with the water. They are too heavy to suspend in the air with the humidity.
    "We're terrible animals. I think that the Earth's immune system is trying to get rid of us, as well it should." - Kurt Vonnegut

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    Quote (ktulu @ Sep. 16 2002,5:40)
    Keep the plant in the bathroom does no harm because the harmful minerals in tap water won't evaporate with the water. They are too heavy to suspend in the air with the humidity.[/QUOTE]
    I'm not sure that's completely true, because when I run tap water in my humidifier it leaves white dust on my furniture. Plus you can smell the chlorine so it must be in the air too.
    Just a thought?

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    We dont have any chlorine in our tap water, we have a well instead. I like the water alot better anyway! Anyway, I just leave my VFT outside in the summer, it is so humid here.
    \"Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?\"

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