When I moved my vfts (R.dragon, green dragon, 2common) outside earlier this summer I took the tops off.
My dente had already had its top off when I moved it out and it is doing great and even been catching its own bugs. it's traps are about 1/2 inch.
My commons have rebounded and doing great. They each have about 7 or 8 traps. Each trap is about 1/8 inches and even catching small gnats.
The red dragon has not rebounded very quikly though. The red dragon had about 5-7 traps/leaves before I removed the top. It now has 3, and only one of which still works. I fed it a fly and now it has a few new leaves coming out. Its traps are about 5/8 inch. I hope it has rebounded enough be the end of the growing season to survive dormancy. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
My green dragon has also rebounded, and doing quite well; it has also caught a couple of bugs plus the fly I fed it. It has about 5 or six leaves, four of which are in working order.
Does anyone have any advice on preparing them for dormancy?
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