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    Hi DreyZ
    Just to back up Suzanne's comment about where you live, the best thing in your climate would be to grow it outdoors as the climate I imagine is very similar to North/South Carolina where it originates. My plants take minus 12 degrees Celsius and they come back really strong in the Spring


    (Edited by Mike King at 12:23 pm on May 22, 2002)

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    Hey DreyZ [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
    When you put your plants into dormacy there is another thing you should know and that is don't let it sit in a tray of water the dont need it while they are dormant and you run the risk of rotting the roots.
    Also dont let it get hit with frost (does even it get frosty there?).....
    Hey wheres Mondo? Isnt he from Australia? He'd be the guy to ask...

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    Hey DreyZ,

    For that water, if you specifically have reverse osmosis filtered water it's okay to use that water. You'll know if you take a look under the sink - big tanks, and labeling should tell you. Plus, it's rather expensive. Other than that, everyone is correct in saying that tap is a no-no.

    As for your plants, if you can take a picture we'd all love to see them! We can probably tell you what kind you have, too!

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    Dan the man
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    Hello,
    I have recently recieved my first venus fly trap.
    It is kind of small and i do not know when it will
    be able to eat insect. Someone told me that
    it will begin eating insects when the trap begins to
    turn red on the inside. Is this true?

    thanx a bunch.

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    The traps can start eating insects as soon as they open, it doesn't matter what colour they are.

    Once the trap has finished basic development it will start to open (from then on it can eat insects), bear in mind though that the trap will carry on growing even after it has opened up for the first time. I am not so sure what effect feeding an insect to it straight away would have on the growth rate [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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