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    Hi everybody, the traps of my VFT always grow small. When the traps coming out from the center of the plant, they're not like the pics of you guys have shown. The traps grow much more smaller. HeLLLLLlp! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    It could be possibly 4 things.

    1. It could be going dormant

    2. It could be that the VFT isn't old enough to produce big traps.

    3. It is being attacked by some certain pest

    4. It could have some sort of root rot.

    I think it would be better if you added a litte more description on the plant. Like how much light, how much water, when did you buy, how long have you had?

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    I think 1 & 2 may not be the reasons. The traps are big when I bought my VFT

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    i think that means that there is not enough light
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    Hi,
    Big leaves and small traps that are pale green with little red coloration means the plant does not have sufficient light.
    Whereas, small leaves and small traps that somewhat resemble a winter rosette indicates that the plant is going into dormancy.

    What temperature and conditions are you growing them under?

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    Here are some VFT from my collection, ideally for the rosettes that form in late summer, they somewhat hug themselves to the ground and the traps are very much bigger than the petioles.

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    The main thing is ... be patient [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] . Your VFT may not make huge, bug-munching trpas untill next year or so. Just one question though, could you tell us if you have your plant in dormancy right now?


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    One of my flytraps always has small traps. Could just be the individual
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