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    LOL i can't beleive ur worrying about plants in the wild-there not made of tissues u know-LOL flytraps have to endure cyclones,floods and flash fires in their natural habitat-i am sure a bit of snow won't harm them-lol it's just natures way of weeding out the wimps-u don't want weak flytraps surviving and producing a new generation of weak plants do u? Survival of the fittest-Darwins law-it's too bad if all the flytraps get wiped out-it's just natures way-and for heavens sake don't worry about plants in the wild.......

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    I don't know what I was thinking about the Purpurea Purpurea. Why up in the L'odrik Marsh where A LOT of Purpurea Purpurea's are it freezes over every winter. I am such an idiot! This plant is native to my area! And we get wicked cold temps in the winter. Nep.G.

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    But flytraps are SPECIAL! :o
    And they are quite delicate - I froze my entire collection last year!
    Another point is that there would be far more flytraps in the wild if country yokels from Carolina didn't nick them. They are an endangered species and we don't want snow wiping any more out!

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    Well, first of, just to make it clear, I am NOT worried about any plants out in the wild, I just think it's really important to distinguish the difference between a plant on your back porch in a pot, and one 100 yards away in a marsh...

    The marsh is a bigger system than the pot, therefor it will by it's very nature not freeze as fast as a potted plant, and most likely will not endure temperatures as LOW as a potted plant, which above ground is subjected to winds and elements that hundreds of tons of surrounding soil, water, and plants protect, that a native plant does NOT have to endure as hard...

    It may seem strange... but I think there IS a difference...

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    Since we are on the topic of VFT's the bulbs I got from Phil and Jeff. I planted 1 and the other three are fugicided and slleping. The one I planted doesn't seem to be doing anything! It just seems to be doing nothing at all. Not even rotting!! :o What's up with this!!! I do have sand in the peat instead of perlite. Is this my problem? The pot is heavy rather then perlite mixtures. Is the soil too compact??? I think it may be. Nep.G.

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    umm... sounds like your mixture is ok... is thep lant getting a normal photo period? Is it in a warm place?

    NG, bulbs sold during this time of the year are still fresh out of tissue culture, and you don't need to put them in dormancy... though if they have been there for long, I would just leave them.

    Give the plant a chance to over come shock... it usually takes about a week or two for me, before they start sending up shoots... I don't know if that isstandard or not.

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    I got natural sand for a clean pit. Could it be the sand?

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    Hi N.G. Are you growing them under lights? If you are using natural daylight then the plants are trying to go dormant due to the short days and you will see little or no growth till spring, if so you should drop your temp and let them go or it will tend to exhaust them, otherwise put them on a summer daylight schedule under lights and you should see growth shortly.

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