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    Dormancy is a pretty iffy thing even me. I've got room in my 'fridge for my two individualy potted VFTs, but not my larger windowsill style planter with 5 VFTs in it. So this year I'll try leaving them outside most if not all winter.

    This morning the temp was down to 28 and the water in their trays was frozen. Amazingly enough, the leaves are a little worse for it, but they didn't die from the freeze. My 2 S. x Judith Hindles shrugged it off entirely.

    I've now packed the VFTs into a large, clear, plastic bag to hold in moisture and placed that in a box with shredded paper underneath and on the sides to insulate against fast temp changes and to protect them from frost. The bag can be opened during the day and closed and covered with shredded paper if the weather gets nasty. Or I can drag the whole thing into the house if it looks like a real cold night.
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    Quote (ChronoKiento @ Oct. 23 2002,09:01)
    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] My Last two Venus Flytrap leaves have fallen off....the roots and all just pulled out of the Sphagnum in the pot.....so....is my Venus flytrap....... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] Dead?..................................................... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] I hope she's in a better place now if she is...gone [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img][/QUOTE]
    ew, not a real good sign. Rinse away the soil and check I guess. If it's mushy it's dead, if it's not mushy pop it in fresh soil and in the frige. VFT are confusing because some like to drop all their leaves and go dorment while others stay fully leaved all year. To make things worst, some stay in the winter ground hugging phase all year so all you have to go on is growth rate (my "typical" is like that) Normally, however, dieing leaves is a bad sign.
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    ChronoKiento,

    As long as the "bulb" looks white, regardless if there are no roots or leaves, then there is hope for your VFT. Wrap the bulb with moist peat/shagnum moss and seal in plastic bag. Keep the bag in the fridge until Easter. Plant it in new soil mix next spring and wait [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Yep, if the bulb is alive so is the plant, some just get really warn out and give out totally for the winter.
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    I have bad news.....i...I can'st find the bulb [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
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    ChronoKiento,
    What you're looking for will resemble a buried peice of stem. It will be whiteish in color, with the leaves and roots growing from it.

    This is a picture of my common VFTs in dormancy. So far they have survived temps down into the low 20's with nothing worse than the leaves starting to turn yellow and some of the traps dieing.

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