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    Hi. New to the forum, just fot my first CP, It's a VFT. I tried growing one from a seed before but did not work... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_o_32.gif[/img]

    Here is a pic, or 4. What type is it?

    1.Full on.
    2.Biggest and longest stemmed trap.
    3.Over head view.
    4.Dented trap-should I remove?
    Also I've got this kritter keeper that is not in use, it is about 2 gallons in volume (only know it in water). Do you think it is worth using it as a terrarium for my new VFT? If it is to small I can get a bigger one from the petshop-Probably 4 gallons, just a guess.
    I like fishies! I like CP's! I like cats and other pets! I Like Kung-fu and I even like juggling and piano. Lalalalalala la la la la la wheres that juggling ball on the log.
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    It looks like what is referred to as common or typical. don't remove anything that is green, because it is alive and providing more surface area for photosynthesis. That would be okay for a terrarium as long as you leave things open to the air. An underrated factor for CP's is air circulation.

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    typical.
    Welcome to the forums and the wonderful world of CPs.


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    Welcome to the forum! That's a nice looking plant. I also thought for quite some time that a terrarium was necessary for my plants. After reading quite a bit on here, and asking the same question, it seems the majority feel that a terrarium is really not necessary for VFTs. Humidity isn't a huge factor for them. For myself, I keep most of my venus fly traps in a large tray of water. The house humidity level is below 20, but above the tray where the plants are, it is 50-60% relative humidity. So if you water using the tray method, it should keep the humidity at a nice level. But if you want to use a terrarium, that is fine too. I have a few of mine in a terrarium I bought on this site. But I have learned it is not necessary. Congratulations on your new plant! I hope it brings you many years of happiness. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    I keep all my plants in a small terrarium with a 2 blub flourescent light above them. I mainly do it for the look and to keep my cat away from eating them [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] . They all couldnt be healthier, so there's no downside from using one!
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    Heres a pic of the terrarium setup- my VFT looks a bit lonely, do you think I should get him a mate or 2?-
    I like fishies! I like CP's! I like cats and other pets! I Like Kung-fu and I even like juggling and piano. Lalalalalala la la la la la wheres that juggling ball on the log.
    -My own adaption from a song sung by Homer Simpson (I like pizza, I like bagels. etc)

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    i'd take it out, and put it outside under proper light.

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    make sure it's getting plenty of light: put it on a windowsill that gets direct sun(make sure to take the top off first! You wouldn't want a cooked plant!) or just put it outside(again, top off). They love light and it is essential.
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