Hi, I recently became interested in Dionaea Muscipula, and I plan on getting one soon. I have a few questions about caring for them, though:
1. On many websites, including this one, it says that it is best to keep your VFT in a fishbowl with the right kind of soil, and then occasionally you can feed it flies. I want opinions from experienced keepers: Is this really the best way? And are the terrarium kits you can buy from **********.com a good purchase? I'd really prefer just to keep one or 2 flytraps, and the choices for the terrarium kit have 2, and then other species... Is there a way I can create my own terrarium, and with what supplies? Also, would I be able to buy a mature flytrap plant from, say, the Home Depot, and then repot it into a terrarium? Or would it be best to keep it in a regular pot?
2. Which direction-faced windowsill should I put my flytrap on?
3. For the winter dormancy period, can I just put my flytrap in, like, the windowsill of our basement? It is defintately colder in there, maybe in the 50's.
These are all the questions I can think of, for now. Thanks in advance!