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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Travis @ April 15 2005,3:40)]The more light you give your vfts the redder the traps become. Which I always find so cool. I give my vfts around 15 hours of lighting in a 10 gallon tank. They seem to love it...I would keep them outside but birds and other animals end up killing the plant. So I figure can not beat them, join them, so I feed them now *the birds outside*.

    Nice to have you on board! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    Easy fix. Just grow plants with traps big enough to eat the birds....
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (RandallFlagg @ April 15 2005,3:51)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Travis @ April 15 2005,3:40)]The more light you give your vfts the redder the traps become. Which I always find so cool. I give my vfts around 15 hours of lighting in a 10 gallon tank. They seem to love it...I would keep them outside but birds and other animals end up killing the plant. So I figure can not beat them, join them, so I feed them now *the birds outside*.

    Nice to have you on board! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    Easy fix. Just grow plants with traps big enough to eat the birds....
    >;-D
    Great idea!

    It is not true, they do not have to be red. I just think it helps the fact that they are healthier then one without red. Some vfts do not produce any red so it does depend on the vft.
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    I do not mean to insult your vfts in any way...those vfts look really healthy. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    well if thats your insult, i cant wait untill my VFT are big n healthy ....i'll be waitin for your compliments [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
    ha ha ha

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    Does not take much...insults come and go...but complements, I end up drooling all over the key board. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]
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    Travis is right, and wrong, about the sun coloring up VFT's. Some do get beautiful in full sun. They are really fine looking VFT's. However, some of the plants do not color up in full sun. They require bright shade, and full sun in tandem. My typical VFT's sat around for years looking, well, typical. But, when placed in a greenhouse with the painted on shading, some of the plants suddenly got incredibly brilliant in color. When I put them out in straight full sun, they went typical on me again. Now, you never know which of your plants will react to this type of treatment, and you would have to experiment to see which of your plants will do this regimen. On some plants though, no matter what you do to them, or how you do it, they will never get much or any red in them. Some VFT's I placed in dappled sunlight (through a weeping willow tree) went absolutely nuts, and were some of the best looking plants I have ever had. Experiment with sunlight through grass blades, greenhouse shading, really bright full sun, and find out what works best for your babies! VFT's are really strange critters.



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    ok....well how long does it take the VFT's to change colour at variabe sunlight? from my knoweldge VFT's (which is not much lol) i thought they all just love sunlight hours on end?

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    Plants, like people, have their preferences. It doesn't take too long for them to react to whichever situation you grow them in. You should know within a two week time frame, and maybe sooner. Just find out which situation will trigger the anthocyanin to color up, bearing in mind, that some plants will not react at all. YOU have to find that out. These are observations from over 43 years of growing. You still can't tell which will explode in color from sun or sun/shade, or very bright shade, so you should try them in many situations to see which will bring out that color, or if any color comes out at all.
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