and you're all thinking... "that was lightning fast, you just posted about ordering them this morning?" well that's because i ended up not ordering them... i was wandering through home depot and they had a bunch of very healthy-looking VFT's, with labels in big bold letters stating "NOT COLLECTED FROM THE WILD!! PROPAGATED USING TISSUE CULTURE!!!" so i figured, heck, let's give it a shot. they were inexpensive enough, and if they die tomorrow, i'll take my forty lashes and submit my order to PFT immediately but they look extremely healthy so i'm really hoping that won't happen!!!
but anyway.... they're cute little guys in 3" pots, i got those plastic dishes for them to sit in so the pots are in about 3/4" standing water, no covers, as suggested here. they're on my dresser which gets good (though indirect) sun in the late afternoon, i have a compact flourescent bulb maybe 6" over the plants for supplemental lighting for the rest of the day. distilled water of course. and one's the "typical" eyelash kind while the other is a "dente"-type with the short fused teeth.
sound like a good setup? i'm hoping so... if these do well i think i want to try my hand at some s. purpurea's, which i *would* have gotten with the original terrarium, had mumsy dear not been so against the idea [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] ah well. i'm content for now anyway [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
also... should i wait for the plants to "settle in" a bit before i feed them? and then, how many traps to feed at a time?