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    I was taking care of my plant properly inside, so one sunny day i decided to put it outside to catch some bugs. When I went back it didnt look good at all it was all droupy. I brought it in and it is has been shrivleing up to nothing.
    Is it dead ? Thanks

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    The bad news is I think that you burned your vft. Sounds like it's not use to very bright light and the sun was too much. The good news is I think it'll be ok in the long run. It may lose all the traps that it has now but I think they'll grow back. It may look "dead" for a while but give it enough time to come back.

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    faddn5,
    hopefully, when you put your vft outside, you put it in a tray of distilled water...

    the droopyness seems to be from the sudden humidity change. i have experienced this myself several times. don't worry, yet. as long as it's still green in the center, it should be ok.

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    in the long run, it will be better off outdoors anyway! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
    yes, plants that are grown indoors, then moved outdoors into the direct sun will have all the leaves fry to a nice crispy brown! happens to all my VFTs every single spring..just leave the plant alone until 3 or 4 new leaves sprout, the new leaves will take the sun just fine..then once you have a few nice green new leaves in the sun, cut off all the old dead brown leaves..
    (and I would leave it outside..dont bring it back inside at all..)

    Scot

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