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    It's been one of dem days BigCarnivourKid's Avatar
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    CN, algae won't hurt your plants, it's just unpleasant to look at. It is often found where the soil is wet and has some nutrients in it. Of course the store wouldn't have watered with regular tap water *said with a large dallop of sarcasm*. You can gently scrape most of the algae off the surface with a spoon then flush the moss thoroughly with purified water. I would not remove the moss from the roots unless it was absolutely necessary. It is almost impossible to do without damaging the roots.

    Getting them adjusted to being out of that cover and put in a place with good air circulation will help prevent the algae from reoccuring.
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    HAHAHA, you said 'dallop' [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    C-newbie,

    I wouldn't replant them. If they are fine in what they are in, leave them be!

    VFT's hate transplanting ( they also hate long trips via the postal service and UPS [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img])

    The plant will suffer if it is transplanted.

    If you are bent on doing so, I would wait until you pull them out of dormancy. That way you can enjoy the plants now and not have to worry about them growing out for a few weeks ( and we are almost at winter time...so that means not a lot of time to enjoy them! )

    If you didn't pay for permits when he shipped his plants to you, you are taking a chance that they won't make it!

    I have noticed some people reporting trades not going across country lines.

    It also depends on the method that he sent his plants.

    The few times we have sent samples to dealers in Canada, we sent them global priority, they got their in no time.

    We don't publicy announce we send plants to places other than the US, you just have to 'ask' sometime [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    You also have to remember that for some people, it isn't worth the 80$ in permits for a 5$ plant [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

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    CN, I hope your plants make it. Plants from Cook come in a sealed ziplock bag, so your plants probably aren't dried out. But 2 weeks without light, eeek! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
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    Yeah..."EEEK" is right! Thanks for the best wishes. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
    Thanks bigcarnivourkid. I will gently scrape and flush as you suggested for the two I rescued from the local garden center. But OOHHH! My poor babies from Cook's. I'm afraid I'll have lost them by the time they get here.

    What is the deal with these permits anyway? It wasn't worth my while because it was a $35 US charge which would've cost me darn near $70 after exchange!
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    Ok, here's another! Many of the posts I've read refer to the fact that some flytraps remain limp while others will stand up at attention. It seems obvious to me that if they go into a little shock, they will all go limp...but if one that would normally stands up at attention goes limp from shock or sickness, will it always stay limp after that time, or will it once again stand at attention once returned to normal health? If so, how long do you think after I have returned the flytraps to a good, healthy environment will it take for them to once again "rise to the occasion"?

    *shy grin at last comment, thinking outloud "OH MY!"*
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    Each plant will be different. It will also depend on how bad the shock is to the plant. If it's a mild case, the leaves will revive and be like new. If it's bad, the leave(s) will continue to die and be replaced by new ones. The time it takes for you VFTs to recover will also depend on the health of the plant and the severity of the shock the plant is in.

    *rise to the occasion**chuckle*
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    Whoa wierd! My VFT ate a tiny fly the other day, and it's been closed for about 2 days now. It's opening today and the fly is still alive and walked away from it! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]
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    No way!! That's like escape from alcatraz... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]
    There's a tunnel at the end of the light...

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