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    With regard to feeding, I foliar feed with half-strength orchid fertilizer once per month on my VFTs, neps, terrestrial utrics, heliamphora, and sarracenia (not on drosera or aquatic CP species such as u.gibba or aldrovanda). They seem to be doing well.

    Rarely, I'll feed crushed dry insects to my CPs (except VFTs) but beware for fungus growth on uneaten parts especially if the plant is in a humid environment with poor air circulation. Since the traps do not close during foliar feeding, they seem to last quite a long time and in perfect form. (VFT traps will likely die after 2-3 meals requiring trap closure.)

    There are those that find insect feeding to be superior to all other forms of feeding. Perhaps they are correct; all I can say is that infrequent foliar feeding with fertilizer works well for my growing conditions.

    Good luck.
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    Now that you are totally confused by the moderately conflicting guidance, .... Plantakiss gives you a good, comprehensive recipe for success.

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    Well said. Once again, Jim, we can rely on you to bring order to our chaos! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    Wait, we all seem to have forgotten to mention the containers......the container you grow you VFT in should be plastic, since clay pots will leek minerals and salts into the soil over time which will damage or even kill your plant
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    Thanks, Dino! More good advice from across the pond. These folks will make a grower of you yet!
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    Thanks for all the help I went to the store yesterday and 95% of their VFT were dead and they did have these nice looking ones with red in them so I waited to long Hope fully this weekend I can get my VFT.

    Thanks for all the help! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    They should be on the 50 cent rack by now!

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