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    or pretty much anything else other than you [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

    Mine do best in the greenhouse... Bobz the clumping form I got from you is now 3 times the size it was than when i got it from you 6 months ago!!

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    The other day I was sifting through the graveyard.(my container with VFT's) outside and every open trap had a mangled corpse in it. All other traps were closed. One trap even had a large Yellowjacket in it which was almost as large as the trap it'self. This year will be the first year my plants go into dormancy. NExt spring if my VFT's want to flower I figure I'll let them just to have extra seed to trade/mess around with. Maybe I can do an experiment leaving all the seed out here year long (in an Ohio climate) all the plants that survive into adult hood from the harsh winter will be allowed to breed and so forth till I have a plant that can healthily survive under all conditions Ohio can throw at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Papatoad @ Sep. 01 2004,8:19)]I know most people are against letting their VFT flower. With good reason. But, does being outside change that theory?
    Being outside does a few things for them. For one thing it toughens them up. The biggest thing is that direct sunlight gives them the unfiltered spectrum of light for growth and nourishment. As Tamlin says, even a thin piece of Saran Wrap filters things. Window sills are nice, but a pane of glass takes away even more. It is less ath the best situation and puts that much more stress on the plant. A marginal plant flowering, combines with less than the best growing condition can and has many a plant over the edge - toward death. Basically, indoor conditions put a negative spin on their health.

    Keep it outside for as long as possible. Even if you don't live in North Carolina and it gets too cold, people (Wild Bill, for instance) have been successful with mulching their plants to survive the winter. Not that it is necessary to do that, but it is possible.

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    I live across from the park and we have tons of squirrels. They are friendly and make nice ez targets. So far none have messed with the VFT's. But there is seemingly no end in sight of them. My plants are in the sun about 6-8 hours of direct sunlight. Is this too much for them? I noticed the actual leaves are getting a tinge of orange to them. The traps have a pink inside which is ok. I keep them propped up in a large saucer of water. Is the water magnifying the suns rays?
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    it's all good, papatoad

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    I tried my outside, everything went great until mites decided to have a visit. Back inside. Any way to keep the mites at bay? Staring at the sidewalk for a few seconds is all it takes to spot one.
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    I'm jealous. Every time I've tried leaving my VFTs outside something eats the traps. I left them out for one day a few weeks ago and lost a total of about 10 traps because of it.

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