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Thread: Hi, i'm new - i've just bought a flytrap - tips?

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    Hi Lil'

    Welcome to the forums! I'm glad you're enjoying your new plant.

    If you put it outdoors, you won't have to worry about feeding it. It will snap up lots of bugs.

    Good luck and stick around!

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    Whats up! Welcome to the forums!
    Be careful with your first lil dude, one reason why I dont like kids having these plants, is because they over feed them right when they bring them home, But, he'll hold on! Maybe you can be the first of a new generation of I dunno, really young...9-11 year olds to not kill there plant by jamming the traps with bugs right when they open. But the worst thing that could happen to it that since its a baby all of its energy will go into digesting the bugs it will produce very small traps and possibly die from low energy. And the best is that it will get huge and peter d'amato will wish he had it.

    Good luck with your flytrap!
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    Hi, it sounds like you did your homework, which is great because that will prevent most of the newbie mistakes from doing in your plant.

    Like the others said, less feeding is probubly a good idea. VFT's are usually pritty easy to grow as long as you remember to give them lots of sun and distilled water.

    How small is your plant? If it is already making flower staulks, it should be close to "full grown", although, it will probubly get bigger once in good care for a while.

    Don't expect a gigantic plant, most typical VFTs only get to be 5-8 inches in diameter. You should get lots more traps though [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] (and bigger ones during the summer).

    Aside from that, I can't offer much new advice, but I will recomend tray watering and letting the tray go dry for 24 hours between waterings to reduce the plants chances of getting a fungle infection or crown rot.
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    Hi lil_flytrap_boy! Welcome to the forums [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] !

    Heck, your not so young. Your about the same age as the "Young Crowd" that hangs out here. And as Vertigo said, "Being young doesn't matter here at all, just the love for the plants." Most of the time I am not aware of the age difference between any of us. That's the great thing about this forum. Hope you have fun here and keep on posting!
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    Thanks everyone - Your all a nice bunch! It is tempting to feed it but now i know I will resist temptation! I'll try and visit this site everyday!

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    I'm about to do my SAT's and I'm real nervous - I have tones of homework over the easter hols [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] YIKES [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]
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    Thanks =]

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    Quote (BigCarnivourKid @ April 11 2003,01:54)
    Hi lil_flytrap_boy! Welcome to the forums [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] ![/QUOTE]
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    WELCOME TO THE FORUMS, FLY_TRAP_BOY!!!
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    Darn you all! Beat me to it! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] That's usually a me thing, but oh well here's a belated [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] WELCOME to The FORUMS!!!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] Good luck, if you need any additional help, PM me!
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    Quote (lithopsman @ April 11 2003,4:43)
    Quote (BigCarnivourKid @ April 11 2003,01:54)
    Hi lil_flytrap_boy! Welcome to the forums [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] ![/QUOTE]
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    WELCOME TO THE FORUMS, FLY_TRAP_BOY!!!
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    Darn you all! Beat me to it! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] That's usually a me thing, but oh well here's a belated [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] WELCOME to The FORUMS!!!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] Good luck, if you need any additional help, PM me![/QUOTE]
    Thanks anyway - What does 'pm' mean when U said;

    Good luck, if you need any additional help, PM me!
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    Thanks =]

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    Lil Flytrap,

    PM=Private Message

    You can click the link at the bottom of a person's post that says 'send msg' or you can go to their profile and click on send a private messge...or even go into the messenger and send one by typing in their name. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
    Lithops care info: If you take care of it, it will die.

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