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    The VFT that was producing 1" leaves last Fall is now sending up leaves and traps that I project to be ~1/4". In between than and now was a successful dormancy, a gradual warmup and photoperiod, and placed outside, on top of a tarp covering 55 gallon steel drums. The traps following dormancy were ~3/4" and it started sending up 2 flower stalks. Then I decide it would weather a literal storm in a different location. Unfortunately, while I was gone over the weekend some birds or squirrels ate the stalks and all but one leaf. For a month afterward there was no new growth, and the one remaining leaf stayed green. A couple weeks ago new leaves emerged from 2 or 3 locations. There are now 9 of them and they are small. they haven't opened yet, but they look like they'll be ~1/4". Is this normal? Has anyone experienced this before?

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    Sounds like it is a bit of shock from the rough treatment. Not much you can do but sit back and give them TLC to help them recover.

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    At last count there were 11 new leaves, just in the last 2 weeks. I've never seen that many emerge in so short of time.

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    If I had to guess an additional one or two growth points formed and since multiple leaves are growing at once there isn't enough resources in a given time period for large leaves. In other words you may have a few big traps, or a lot of small traps. I be by the end of this year it'll be back to normal size.

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    Any change in lighting conditions/soil mixes, jim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Spectabilis73 @ May 27 2004,12:27)]Yes, The Learning Channel WILL help [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] but Tender Loving Care works better [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

    Any change in lighting conditions/soil mixes, jim?
    I didn't change anything except putting itback atop the drums it had been perched, before I moved it to the location it was ravaged. Location, location, location!

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