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Wal-Mart Fly Trap


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May 22, 2007
North Texas
So it's been YEARS since I've gotten into the hobby. I went to Walmart and they had VFT near the register. From what I seen they actually looked pretty good! The leaves were short and traps were dark red. I after about a week I still seen a few sitting there and they still had their dark red glow. Another week went by and there were about 5 left so I decided to pick one up. I chose the one with the most leaves and dark traps. They were doing pretty well for being in an AC environment indoors.

I placed them outside in the hot, humid, summer of Texas under full sunlight and distilled water, but it's been raining here about once a week so they've been well watered. It's been about 5 weeks and few of the traps started dying off and the red coloration went away, what gives??? I'm going to buy a few pots, some sphagnum peat moss and perlite for them today to see if they do any better. Is this normal? Will they get any better?

This picture was taken 3 weeks ago July 30th

These are taken today August 24th, you can see that the new traps are growing in shorter. Hopefully they come out nice and colorful.

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