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Hiya everyone. Been reading the forums and alot of info here! I just bought my first VFT today. Currently, it has 6 traps. All look healthy.

     Only thing is that all but 2 are closed. I tryed feeding it an ant and it shut, but the ant crawled out. (That was before i read about not feeding small bugs and stuff) So now, all my traps are closed.

     The only reason i was curious was because the store that i bought it from, it was in a taped shut container. I dont think that it was able to feed on any bugs in the store, nor did store feed them. Also, the store was a very dark store.

      So, my question is, will all of the traps open up eventually? Or did i buy a broken plant  
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vft guy in SJ

VFT and Drosera lover
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Hi Myke66.. Welcome to the Forums...

Not to worry.. the traps will reopen in a day or 2 if there is no prey inside. Also, VFTS do not "need" to catch bugs to live. VFTs produce food through photosynthesis just like any other plant. Insects are merely a dietary supplament, so dont worry if your plant doesnt get any bugs.

Good luck with your plant
Steve
 
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Welcome, welcome.

As VFT said they do not need to consume bugs, but they do need light and good water (distilled, rain or reverse is good).  Supply some love and light and I am sure you will do fine.
 
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Hey Myke66,

I'm glad you have gotten started on CPs! If you haven't already found this site, it's worth checking out if you want more VFT info. FAQ

SF
 
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