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    I took 4 cuttings back in february in an attempt to try and propogate some flytraps. I've tried it in the past without much luck probably because of lack of patience. This time I was determined to let them go. 3 of them turned black over the next month, but a 4th stayed green and showed some promise. Well it's been over 2 1/2 months now, and you can finaly see some little tiny new traps forming. these traps are very small, maybe a mm long if that. About 2 weeks ago, I almost gave up and I sprinkled D. spatulata seeds all over the surface and now you can see 100ds of little tiny seedlings in the photo. So I'll have a pot full of D. spatulata with one VFT.



    Here is the parent plant. It's a nice healthy typical plant with nice big traps. Doing well considering I stole some of it's early traps in february. The pot is 4 inches to give you a size reference.


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    How did you prepare the media and did you cover the cuttings? I am attemting the same, only with live LFS on top.

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    Pretty sure my first attempt failed. Tips of the leaf are starting to turn black.. I have it sitting in a pot with my 3 sundews.
    I did however find a small trap growing next to one of my vft's in it's pot. So I guess a I got a new plant anyway..
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    The media is about a 60/40 peat sand mix. I simply pulled the leaf so I had part of the white from the bulb and burried that end in the media. I then kept it in a well lit high humidity environment. It took about 5 to 6 weeks before I saw any growth at all. I actually cut the trap off and used only the leaf petiole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Gawd_oOo @ April 30 2005,8:43)]Pretty sure my first attempt failed. Tips of the leaf are starting to turn black.. I have it sitting in a pot with my 3 sundews.
    This is normal. I've had the leaves wither & turn black for as far as I could see (they were stuck in spagnum) and still produce babies.

    I've given up on them and a month (or 2 later) find baby VFTs and have to try & figure out what I originally placed in that spot...
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    Well you have inspired me to propagate some more VFTs and hopefully they will survive. Good new my 'Fang' and new 'Red Dragon' are doing well.

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    Is it safe to assume that when it runs black and funguses over, like a dead guppy, that you can toss it?

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