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    I bought a couple VFTs from Lowes probably about a month and a half ago. They were doing fine and catching their own meals, but now I am looking at the traps and there are very wavy and curling. I keep them moist all the time and they sit outside to get sunshine. Not sure what the deal is but they look like total... crap [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]

    Anyone have an idea why they are doing this? I potted them in a 2:1:1 ratio of LFS, Perlite, and Peat Moss. They sit in a tray of distilled water with some superthrive. They get good sunlight. I am wondering if the sun is scorching them?
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    Nah, it sounds like aphids. Get some lady bugs and put them on the VFT and hope they don't get eaten. They'll take care of the aphids if they don't get eaten. Or you could just leave it alone if the aphids aren't doing that much damage. A flea collar near the pot helps too.
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    Got any pictures of it?
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    my digital camera is only a 2mega pixel... i cannot get good closeups. Speaking of lady bug... it ate one three weeks ago lol.

    What are aphids? I dont see any bugs or anything on my plant... it is only a month or so old. Most of the traps are wavy and mind you, my plant only has like 5 traps on them
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    Oh that's not from aphids! lol That trap is just exhausted. That trap won't be able to catch any bugs anymore. It will just sit there and eventually die off. You have absolutely nothing to worry about. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    It will die off... Boo! So how do people get monster traps if they die!? Boo!!! It looks so... sad. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
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    Is there a reason why they like to lay down? Long stems and pretty large traps, but they are wimpy. lol. they are Lowe's rescued.. I am sure in a year or so they might get stronger and look full?
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