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    Quote (Travis @ April 22 2003,09:42)
    For artificial lighting they need about 10 to 12 hours of lighting.

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    I give mine 16 hours a day, 2 40 watt 48 inch florecent grow lights, that's what made one of my green dragons have blood red traps.
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    Quote (Hybrid @ April 22 2003,10:28)
    Does it have to be sunlight or will artificial light work too (like from an ordinary lightbulb)? Because today is very overcast and it's not getting a lot of sun.[/QUOTE]
    If your 'normal lightbulb' is an incandescent bulb, then I would recommend against using it. Incandescent bulbs get too hot. If you use one of the screw-in energy saver flourescent bulbs then that's OK. Don't worry about overcast days too much either. The occasional overcast day won't make much difference to your VFT.

    I like growing my VFTs outside. My plants look better and they feed themselves. The only problem with feeding themselves is you may never see a trap open for more than day before it catches a bug. This wears the traps out quicker than if you fed the traps by hand one trap at a time once or twice a month. I like to let nature take its course, but others like having the traps open for display.
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    Wink

    I would love to grow my vft outside but it's way too cold! Today's high temp only 42 degrees. Right now I'm just keeping it next to the window and it seems to getting enough sunlight.

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    Same with me - I live in the uk in Wales and it's freezing usally! It's 15* at the moment - Outside that is!
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    Don't feel too bad guys. Mine still spend most of their time inside. I put them outside on nice days to get some sun for a couple hours then bring them in at night. Later this summer when the nights stay warmer I'll leave them out 24/7. Right now tho' my weather is too unpredictable to leave them outside all the time.
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    Quote (Spectabilis73 @ April 23 2003,12:15)
    Well, in my experiance, it's the sunlight that makes it 'pinken'. But most of my VFTs don't 'pinken', they turn deep red in the middle, blood red. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img][/QUOTE]
    Your very lucky to have blood red colored typicals. From what I've gatherd in research, their is a series of genes that determin pigment, the more turned on, the redder the plant, the more turnerd off, the less red. Because of the way these genes work, a bell curve is established with most being a medium pink with higher and lower color concentrations becomeing less and less frequent

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    Kind of nifty, but also anoying when you can't find the red ones (like me... I got an almost totally green though)
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    Quote (BigCarnivourKid @ April 23 2003,09:50)
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    Don't worry about overcast days too much either. The occasional overcast day won't make much difference to your VFT.[/QUOTE]

    No kidding, LOL, think about where the things grow in the wild![/QUOTE]
    No kidding, LOL, think about where the things grow in the wild!
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