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  1. M

    I hope this never happens to you

    My beautiful vft has been wrecked-some of it's leaves have been completly ripped out while others are all bent at un natural angles while some are just leaves with the trap half ripped off and all the off shoots are gone,..................MY VFT GOT RUN OVER BY A MOWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i...
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    Just an experiment

    Surprisingly i noticed a white fungus growing in one of my flytraps traps so i decided to feed it and see if it would digest the fungus and the bug,so i have now fed it and am waiting to see if the fungus has gone once it opens.....
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    Dormancy

    I was wondering about sarras dormancy conditions,i mean do they need cold weather or just a reduced amount of water and light?All it said in my cp book regarding sarras dormancy is to only water them once a week during winter.............i am confused.
  4. M

    Flowering

    Just because a flytrap flowers doesn't mean it is neciserraly healthy or does it?
  5. M

    A natural death...

    How do you know if your flytrap is naturally dieing?(lets assume you'v had it for a bit)....
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    Artifical lighting

    Ok it's just too hot here-and it's raining and the plant hasn't had sun for 4 days so i am thinking about growing my plant under artifical light in my dormitory. Please what is the best type of light-no brand names or anything please because it is most probable that i do not live in the same...
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    Organic fungicide

    I read somewhere on the net that cinnamon was a good organic fungicide,and to just spread a little over my plant by flicking it with a brush....well seeming i am putting my plant in the fridge in it's pot for dormancy this year i was contemplating a more natural fungicide rather than toxic...
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    Glitch

    I've noticed that when it rains the rain drops trigger my plants traps close then they continue to fall through the closed traps and stimulate the trigger hairs,thus causing the traps to seal shut and start the digestion process...days later these traps open,having closed up for no reason. LOL i...
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    Just interested

    I was just interested if anyone knows the average growth rate of a flytrap? Like how many leaves should it produce in one week? Mine seems to be having trouble growing fast,i mean i have had flytraps that grow much faster than the one i have now,which produces an average of one leaf per 2...
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    Larger Traps

    I read somehwere on the net on a neps site that if u cut off the developing pitcher at the end of their leaves after the leaf has developed and the end bit is still small then the next pitcher will be quite large cause the plants previous pitcher was destroyed and it was denied a lot of...
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    Larger Traps

    I read somehwere on the net on a neps site that if u cut off the developing pitcher at the end of their leaves after the leaf has developed and the end bit is still small then the next pitcher will be quite large cause the plants previous pitcher was destroyed and it was denied a lot of...
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    Larger Traps

    I read somehwere on the net on a neps site that if u cut off the developing pitcher at the end of their leaves after the leaf has developed and the end bit is still small then the next pitcher will be quite large cause the plants previous pitcher was destroyed and it was denied a lot of...
  13. M

    Sundews

    Are there any sundews out there that move fast or curl around their prey? Like if a fly landed on one of there leaves i would like it to curl up....fast.
  14. M

    To Tea or not to Tea?

    I read on a cp website somewhere on the web that the grower of vfts would occasionaly water them with tea,as it's accidic properties benifits the vfts,who nativly live in acidic soil. Would you's reccomend this?
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    D.Peltata

    I am interested in growing a D.Peltata, because when i used to live in Western Australia i could walk around to the back of my house and search a small bit of land that had not yet had houses built on it and i used to observe D.Peltata in the wild-but before i left i witnessed the whole area...
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    Pings

    Here's some interesting info i found on pings in a cp book i was reading through...it's directly quoted from the book.... "The butterwort actually produces a form of antibiotic- a drug that destroys germs, or at least stops their growth. This powerful substance is present in the digestive juice...
  17. M

    Hope fully just a little problem

    Do you think it will matter that i potted my new flytrap in bagged peat moss? I have just found out that it is better to pot flytraps in imported peat moss-but i potted mine in brunnings peat moss-australian peat moss! Do you think this will harm my plant?! And are there wetting agents or...
  18. M

    I appreacate your opinion

    I'm tossing up weather to purchase one of those small vft's from Big W and keep it in the dorm. But i was a bit worried by the fact that i can only give it about four hours of direct after noon sun a day,and it's so hot here the thing might rot! I could put a pice of white paper up to the window...
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    Tissue culture

    I was just interested in what tissue culture actually is...like do you put cuttings in pots and grow them or is it something to do with the cells of the plants? I would really appreaciate it if someone explained the process to me for i am just wondering about it out of pure interest. Thanks in...
  20. M

    Why do u keep vft\'s?

    I was just wondering why you guys keep flytraps? Most of the guys i know keep them because they reckon they are cool...they are so materialistic it's scary. I don't keep them because i think they are "cool"-i keep them because i think it is mind bogging that an organism without a brain has been...
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