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It is because of the labor involved. The cost of the glass is negligible, but a small tank requires just as much labor to build as a medium one. If anything they are more difficult because you have to fit your hands in a smaller space without smudging the glass with silicone or hitting a freshly...
A typical VFT will start off the year growing low to the ground like this:
Then during the summer it will start to put out upright leaves like this:
Then in late summer or fall it will transition back to the low growth pattern. 'Alien' and some other cultivars do not go through this...
No, all VFT require a dormancy. The description refers to the fact that it remains in the low rosette form throughout the growth cycle instead of forming the upright summer traps common to most cultivars and typical varieties.
It honestly does not sound like you are ready for a reptile. Every species has specific environmental and dietary needs which will require some form of heating/cooling, supplementation and most likely UVB lighting. The fact that you would even think of using a hot rock or not providing a proper...
I caught it before it did any real damage, so it's not the end of the world. Just thought it was interesting that they would go for a Heli, I can't imagine there are many people growing them outdoors in the southeast.
I had an incident a month or so ago where an unsupervised dog thought one of my Sarr pools would be a nice place to play. Had to trim most of them and cut several to to the ground. Most are already showing new growth and probably won't be set back much if at all. They really are resilient plants...
Sorry to see it. The plants should be able to recover, no different than clipping pitchers for shipping really, but if you do lose you Colossus, oreo or cuprea I should be able to help you out with replacements.