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    Some of my traps are starting to get a reddish tint inside, but how can I make it really deep red?
    7.3.04

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    Where did you say you were in PA? Was in it just north of Philly? Do you have your plants on a window sill or outside? The more light you have the more red the plants become. Direct sunlight is the best light. Also, part of it is the genotype of the plant. If it has the genetic capacity to do so, direct sunlight will do it. If you have a "common" or "typical" it won't be nearly as red.

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    paint it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    like what jim said
    also, some VFT can turn a nice shade of purple if they have enough light
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    Philli you say? Hmm, back when I was growin them in Cleveland Ohio, I had mine on a window still (this was way back 5-8 years ago when I was a wee little not quisi famous actor boy), and it got decent light and was still green. So I would say, find a spot where it's going to get TONS of direct sun. Maybe even keep it outside during the day.
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    Yes, Get planty of direst sunlight. Providing sufficient light, even typicals can bring on a show! I think about 8-10 hours of sun is good. For me here in Sou Cali, i require a shade cloth with my intense sun and dry climate!

    I reccemend the following clones to have deep reed color in the trap interiors:
    Blood Red Traps
    Dingley Giant
    Big Mouth(Nice intense red purple colour)
    G14 Dirk Ventham's Giant(One of favorites-Produces Deep magenta traps with consistency-from England)
    VFT's to offer here===>http://www.phongvft.org

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    I live just north of Philly, so right now it's getting really nice outside. I've been putting my vft outside after I get home fom school from about 2:30 to 6:00. Is this enough time for it to turn red?
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    You can leave them outside 24/7. A few hours a day is helpful, but they can take temps and rain and wind, within reason. As long as you don't have critters, like mice, to nibble on them, the outdoors is where they need to be for not only color but health. I'm in Wyomissing, suburb of Reading. What town are you in?

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    I'm in Willow Grove. One time I left my vft out for a few hours, and something ate one of my new traps! I was so pissed off. I have a bunch more coming. Tonight, it's supposed to go down to about 40 degrees. Is that too chilly?
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