I first got into flytraps a few months ago. I had always wanted one and one day while I was walking through home depot I spotted some vfts. I decided to pick the smallest one. The traps were only about quarter of an inch and there were about 5 traps. I watched it grow and enjoyed every moment of it. From 5 traps to 10 from 10 to 15 and from 15 to 20. From 1/4 inch traps to 3/4 inch traps.
2 weeks ago while closing my window to turn the AC on I knocked the plant over and it had fall between shelves. Now picture this. The pot was too big to fall in but the plant wasnt. It fell through a very tight spot and it was squished into one side. Imagine a mohawk being pushed to one side, thats how the vft looked. The fall was bad but it wasn't fatal. I had abotu 25 traps on the plant at the time and now 5 of them turned black. I have done this before, dropping the plant that is, but never this bad. It usually jsut falls to the floor and a few traps just close. This time, 90% of the traps closed.
Today, I did the same #### thing again(drop between shelves) but this time my red dragon went along with it. I don't care about the red dragon though, it looks like any other red dragon. What is bugging me is that the home depot plant is special. I rarely see a sinle VFT with so many traps and add to the fact it was my first plant. I can't even count the # of traps, but im guessing its 25+. I've asked and people say its rare. This time most of the traps closed again and I don't think it can take another fall. I don't get enough light in the first place to keep a healthy vft.
What im asking now is it worth taking a picture. I wish I would of taken one sooner when it has actually 25+ healthy traps without a single black one. Now theres about 5 dead traps. Is there some place like kinkos where I can get my hands on a digital camera? I want a pic of this incase it goes.
BTW, for those that want to repot, repotting cant be that hard. These things fall right out of the pot, all you gota do is hold the dirt and tip it upside down.