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    i dont have any VFT's yet, i would love some though! i just wanted to know, is there ANYWAY AT ALL to somehow avoid dormancy without killing the poor thing?

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    You could skip dormancy maybe once or twice but if they don't have a dormancy each season they will get weaker and weaker until they die

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    ugh..wonderful [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]

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    i live in new york city, do you think i can just leave them on my windowsill in the winter, i'll shut the wondows but it will still be pritty cold..

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    From what I've heard, the reduced photo period that winter brings contributes more to dormancy than temperature. Assuming this is true, I would think the windowsill thing would work out okay as long as you give your VFT a lot less light during the dormancy period.

    Anyone want to verify this?

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    I use the windowsill for my vfts and it works great [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    I might do that too. I hate the fridge idea. It's too....unnatural.
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    Last year I was being urged to put my Darlingtonia asleep, even though I just bought it November. It was on a window sill the whole time. Though the photoperiod naturally decreased, the temperature only went from the 70's to the 50's. I got the strong impression that it needed to be colder, like 35-40 degrees. Not that I can truly put numbers on things, but dormancy seems to be 2/3 light and 1/3 temperature induced. Maybe it's more 60-40, but I think the just above freezing temp is also important in the dormancy equation.

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