My first VTF arrived about a week ago and I'm keeping it in my dorm room. Here's a list of things I'm doing. I've never had a carnivorous plant before, or any plant really so I may be making some mistakes:
1) I've caught and fed my fly trap 1 fly and 1 very small jumping spider. The traps did not die and reopened within 2 days.
2) I drizzle a bit of water on it a few times a day. Most of the water runs out the bottom so I'm guessing the soil has plenty of moisture.
3) I give it as much light as possible, but my window is next to my heater and I don't want it to dry out.
4) It can get kind of cold in the room during the day so I leave a lamp on with the bulb about a half a foot away. I know that the plant can't use this kind of light to photosynthesize but when I place my hand where the plant is, the temp feels like it is around 70-80ºF
So far my plant seems to be doing well. 2 traps have died but it is making 2 new ones (one of which just opened today). Its coloration looks good and nothing else seems wrong.
Is there anything I'm doing that I shouldn't or not doing that I should?
Any advice is appreciated! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]