Hey not_wanting2go if you read "my care sheet" by Goldtrap you should have your answers. You can also type in dormancy and do a search. Past that,dormancy can be handled 2 ways. The refrigerator or outside naturally. If possible ,protect from temps below 35F. Flytraps can handle temps lower than that,however, they use their leaves to make food(sunlight). So, it's a good idea not to let them freeze or they will lose their leaves. But,freezing is natural sometimes and plants in the wild do experience freezing.