just make sure that some are open and if all of em are closed from the bugs i would recommend to put it on a sunny windowsill
because if it catches so many it will use so much energy the plant has, BUT it will have good 'fertilization'
so i would just have in a sunny windowsill till most of the traps are open then when they are open put outside agian
my VFT has only caught a couple small flies, even outside, weird, hehe, but it is doing fantastic, i cant wait to post some pics
I think, if it is getting lots of sun, it will not get low on energy from feeding like a sheep. It can only catch a bug in a trap every 3 days or so anyways, it takes a while to digest those delicate morsells. hehe. Just let it grow naturally. It's ok in my experience.
A false alarm can also be a fly that is faster than the trap. It happens alot, especially if it is cool outside, traps close slower the colder they are. Kinda like me, I don't like moving too fast when I'm cold either. I think your plants are catching bugs though from the way you described it all. Especially if they are staying shut, then it caught something.
Hi FTG, I will freely admit to "stuffing" my plants, in season I do not like to see an empty trap, the only time you have to worry is when you have a new plant that has been "starved" for a prolonged period of time, I gave a newly aquired VFT a case of fertalizer burn by filling up all it's traps right away, but IMO you cannot overfeed a plant under any other circumstances, that plant recovered, by the way. So if your plant is catching it's fill, let it go, all you will get is a larger, healthier, faster growing plant!