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    Hey peoples, can anyone please help me out. My VFT, does not digest the insects I feed it. I have just recieved my first vft, so i don't know if this is because of its size or what.
    responses are greatly appreciated
    thanks

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    Hey Pip!!

    Welcome!!!

    The VFT can be any size and eat. Just make sure to feed it live bugs and not dead ones.

    Also, when the trap opens after eating ( about a week ) the remains will the exoskeleton. So if you see something in there don't panic [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Thanx a bunch jaie,
    Can you recomend anything that will help it grow faster
    because my vft seems to be rather small. I make sure it has enough pete moss but it doesn't seem to help

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    Sun, warmth and a bug or two once a month will make a VFT grow quickly.

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    Also make sure that the insect can fit within the plants' traps. If not totally enclosed over the insect, the outside air will enter the trap during the digestion, causing the trap to rot as well as killing the trap itself not the plant.

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    I have another question.
    How big does the average "common" VFT get in its lifetime and how long does it take to get that big?
    Thanx in advance - just being curious [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Pipsqeak, I'm not quite sure even though I have been growing common VFT for around 5 years. The biggest trap that I ever got out of a common VFT was 1 inches.

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    I hope mine gets like that!
    That would be cool!
    How about a green dragon? How big do those get?
    Because hopefully i will get order one today!

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