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    I actually dont like my screen name, and wish I...

    I actually dont like my screen name, and wish I hadnt used it..but its too late now! ;)

    20 years ago, 1995, I was 25 years old and in a band named "Johnny Chaos"..
    We played for 5 years, 1995 to...
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    I strongly disagree with that.. Im in zone 6,...

    I strongly disagree with that..
    Im in zone 6, Western NY, and its waaaaaaaaaay too cold to overwinter Sarrs and VFT's outdoors..
    Ive tried it..several times..they didnt make it.

    yes, if its a...
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    miguel, you have a weak plant..not your fault,...

    miguel,
    you have a weak plant..not your fault, it was that way when you bought it.
    you are also over-fussing with it, and over-thinking..here is what you should do:

    1. dont repot it.
    2. put in...
  4. Update!! Spring 2015. As I said above, I used...

    Update!! Spring 2015.

    As I said above, I used to take my plants out of dormancy in Mid-February, after 3 and 1/2 months,
    then let them come out of dormancy in an indoors window until its warm...
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    If you have the fridge space, you can wrap up the...

    If you have the fridge space, you can wrap up the plants pot and all..
    if space is more limited, removing the rhizomes from the pot and wrapping them in some damp spagnum,
    then putting them in...
  6. Im probably WAY in the minority, but: -How...

    Im probably WAY in the minority, but:

    -How many crosses do you make each year?
    none.

    -How many seedlings do you produce and grow each year?
    none

    -How many plants do you cull?
    none
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    no problem! glad you found it helpful! :) Scot

    no problem! glad you found it helpful! :)
    Scot
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    They need both. there has been discussions to...

    They need both.
    there has been discussions to try to prove that one is "more important" than the other, but I dont buy it.
    IMO, both are equally important..if you have only one, but not the other,...
  9. Darlantin, here is what you should do to give a...

    Darlantin,
    here is what you should do to give a proper dormancy for your VFT's and Sarracenia:

    Put your plants outside.
    leave them there 24/7/365.
    forever.
    the end.

    seriously, you live in...
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    No, not correct..if they are in a "deep dormancy"...

    No, not correct..if they are in a "deep dormancy" at temps of 35 to 45F, (+2 to +7 Celsius) they need no light at all..
    my VFT's and Sarrs spend 4 solid months (sometimes 5 months!) at those temps,...
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    I never even notice what sub-forum I am in! ;) I...

    I never even notice what sub-forum I am in! ;) I read terraforums with "new posts"..
    which simply shows all posts that are new since the last time I visited.
    I then open specific threads in new...
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    looks fine to me too..but im not confused about...

    looks fine to me too..but im not confused about what he is asking..because he (or she) didnt ask anything! ;)
    ps3, how about some clarification?

    Scot
  13. I have never really kept track, but depending on...

    I have never really kept track, but depending on the rainfall, (less rain means more water I need to use)
    I would estimate I probably use about 5 gallons a week average..20 to 30 gallons a month....
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    For most Sarrs growth is really slowing down this...

    For most Sarrs growth is really slowing down this time of year, as the plants prepare for dormancy.
    So as far as the plant is concerned, the active growing season is mostly over..
    which means the...
  15. Dont need to remove the dome to water the...

    Dont need to remove the dome to water the plants..
    most places I have seen that have death cubes water them by sitting the pots in a shallow tray of water..
    that is the places with least a small...
  16. There is some important data missing from the...

    There is some important data missing from the woman at the counters story..
    most likely they "withered and died" because removing the tops caused the media to dry out much faster, within a day or...
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    Step 1. - grower switches from 100% indoors and...

    Step 1. - grower switches from 100% indoors and 0% outdoors, to some of the time indoors, and some of the time outdoors. its a start! :)
    Step 2. - grower will realize its SO much easier and better...
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    Doesnt matter about Colorado humidity..they will...

    Doesnt matter about Colorado humidity..they will *still* be much better off outside than in a terrarium.
    yes, light output is a big priority..use the sun, outside. ;) its bright and its free.


    ...
  19. They are just scammers trying to make some money...

    They are just scammers trying to make some money from youtube views..
    the good thing is, they are failing miserably at it! ;)
    Check out the view counts on this guys videos:
    ...
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    yep, my plants are also way behind this year.....

    yep, my plants are also way behind this year..
    My first Sarr pitcher opened up about 2 weeks ago..

    Scot
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    I dump my trays once or twice a season, if I...

    I dump my trays once or twice a season, if I think of it..
    I havent done it yet this season..
    I consider it a very low priority.
    I only dump because of mosquito larva, and only if I know a good...
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    except lavender or pale mauve color is not blue.....

    except lavender or pale mauve color is not blue..
    therefore blue roses actually do NOT exist.

    Scot
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    Blue roses do not exist, period. and even if...

    Blue roses do not exist, period.
    and even if they did (which they dont) they would be a very rare cultivar and wouldn't grow true from seed.
    also, they dont exist.

    Scot
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    excellent! great to hear it! :) Scot

    excellent! great to hear it! :)
    Scot
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    I posted this here years ago..but it seems...

    I posted this here years ago..but it seems fitting to post it again for this thread:


    http://youtu.be/Qq7g-PFvGjQ

    An important modification I made after creating that video:
    make you sure put...
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