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  1. Thread: VFTs

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    Bonide and I mix it at around 1/4 to 1/2...

    Bonide and I mix it at around 1/4 to 1/2 strength. Wow, 45 degrees should be just fine, fridges are typically 38-40 F.
  2. Thread: VFTs

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    Well I believe in growing them as close to their...

    Well I believe in growing them as close to their natural way as possible and to me that means they get dormancy every year. It's unnatural for them NOT to get dormancy. It makes zero sense to me to...
  3. Thread: VFTs

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    No problem. For VFTs, I drain off excess water...

    No problem. For VFTs, I drain off excess water from the pots, hit them with a sulphur based fungicide and place in zip lock bags and pop them in the fridge for 3 to 3 1/2 months. I occasionally...
  4. Thread: VFTs

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    Well I don't regurgitate and I've been growing...

    Well I don't regurgitate and I've been growing them for over 12 years now and doing the fridge dormancy method with no losses. To each his own I guess. Good luck!
  5. Thread: VFTs

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    I tried growing some of mine in LFSM last year...

    I tried growing some of mine in LFSM last year and didn't really see any difference in growth. Some say the roots and plants grow bigger but I didn't see that at all. I switched them back to...
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    It reminds me of a zinnia flower. VERY nice!

    It reminds me of a zinnia flower. VERY nice!
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    I "discovered" these young ladies last year. They...

    I "discovered" these young ladies last year. They just put out a Christmas album of covers and one original song. It's excellent. They are 25 years old and love 60's music. Their harmonies are...
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    Thanks! I have nothing to trade currently. I'll...

    Thanks! I have nothing to trade currently. I'll keep you in mind.
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    Thanks for the info. I was a bit surprised how...

    Thanks for the info. I was a bit surprised how fast it grows. It's becoming a favorite!
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    My U. reniformis small form

    I got this plant back in May this year. It had 2 leaves on it. This is it today, it's growing like a weed!

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  11. Thread: Flower power

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    Nice shots! I've only got one of my Scorps to...

    Nice shots! I've only got one of my Scorps to bloom once. It was 4 years old at the time. Grow indoors under a T5 light.

    https://i.imgur.com/GAiVoTE.jpg
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    What is the winter temperature you keep them at?...

    What is the winter temperature you keep them at? And length of time of the light they get?
  13. Thread: Flower power

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    WOW! Awesome photo!

    WOW! Awesome photo!
  14. Thread: Flower power

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    GREAT images Fred!

    GREAT images Fred!
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    You might as well let them keep going. We're half...

    You might as well let them keep going. We're half way through the year now. IMHO not giving dormancy is a really bad idea. They need it. Follow nature.
  16. I've never seen my Spatulata clump. Ever. 4" pots.

    I've never seen my Spatulata clump. Ever. 4" pots.
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    Not sure I buy this but I have heard someone say...

    Not sure I buy this but I have heard someone say that they only require longer dark nights and not cold. I'm not believing it as it does get cold down where they come from.
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    The first one now plays fine for me. Go figure!

    The first one now plays fine for me. Go figure!
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    Hi Jerry! I always hit mine with a little...

    Hi Jerry!
    I always hit mine with a little sulphur based fungicide but mine tends to have a tiny bit of fungus when I take them out. The fungicide takes quick care of it. I love when I can take...
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    I crush up a betta bite pellet and sprinkle a...

    I crush up a betta bite pellet and sprinkle a little of it on them.
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    Throw it in a zip lock bag and put it in the...

    Throw it in a zip lock bag and put it in the fridge.
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    My Scorps do it in November/December. Room temp...

    My Scorps do it in November/December. Room temp is around 60 F. Give or take a degree or 2.
  23. Call your city or town water company and ask.

    Call your city or town water company and ask.
  24. For me, in N.Y., once night temps get and stay...

    For me, in N.Y., once night temps get and stay 35-40 F. I remove my Sarrs from the pots, dunk and clean the roots in rainwater. Put them in zip lock bags, spray a little sulphur based fungicide on...
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    How Venus Flytraps Trigger Digestion

    Excellent article:

    How Venus Flytraps Trigger Digestion

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