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    Hello everyone!!!

    I just need some reassurance that what my venus fly trap is doing is normal, that its only dormancy....
    As i said before all the orignal traps on my plant, when i bought it, are dead. New ones grew and more continue to grow, BUT they are also starting to die. They get only so big and start wilt.

    Is this normal?

    Thanks
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    How long have you had it?

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    Wilt? That sounds bad. Turning yellow, brown then black is the normal way the traps die off....if the whole leaf is wilting, it may be a sign of it being too dry, pests, fungus, or probably other things I'm not thinking of at the moment. Can you describe the conditions it's in? Temp, soil, water, light, etc?
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    oK...

    By accident i put it in that Sphagnum Peat Moss. It is under (not directly) a lamp light. The temp is a bit cool 72F, then warm 82F (I live in a barrack at Ft Knox, Kentucky... yeah weather is wacky). I give it plenty of water, i followed the plant care sheet on this website. And it its not covered by plastic.
    Only the traps are turning brown, the leafs are fine. I do find little bugs buzzing around it some times, like nats. Could that be killing it? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
    I asked a question before whether my plant was in trouble when all my orignal traps died off, everyone said dormacy was the culprit. SO i dunno...
    Any suggestions?
    thanks

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    Also, i've only had it for a month.... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    What kind of lamp light and what kind of water? Is the lamp left on all the time?

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    The lamp is just a regular over hang lamp, and its not left on all the time... just during the day. I give it distilled water.
    I followed the this websites care instructions.

    There are no traps that can take bugs... they're all too small and barely opened.

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    You're lighting is probably inadequate. If you are using incandescent lighting it isn't giving the plant the correct lighting. You will need flourescent lighting to give the plant the best chance, and even then you'll want it to basically be on top of the plant.

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