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Old 3rd February 2011, 08:36 PM
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Default Mother nature. VS my little vft........

I think I vft are over feeding.........I think there are also quite steressed recently (because of over feeding.....)how do I percent over feeding from happening???? My vft catch their own food...out side of my house.......and I think one of the newly opening traps are alot smaller than the older leaves......I need help ASAP!
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Old 3rd February 2011, 09:05 PM
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i dont think they're stressed bcoz of overfeeding.

do u move your plants?
dont move your plants from a different plant to another even though once every morning and night.let it stay one place and just dont move it!

hw much sun u giving it?


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Old 4th February 2011, 08:33 AM
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I didnt move my plants after you told me not to last time....................the new traps open and they catch atleast 1-3 flys...in one week......I think if this continues I think my vft will sterss and DIE.................................. From what I see now three traps has already catch it's food.....
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can u show some pics?
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Default Re: Mother nature. VS my little vft........

If you keep yours plant outdoor, dont need to feed it. But, feed it will be bonus. Overfeeding will give you negative affect...
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Default Re: Mother nature. VS my little vft........

KC. My vft stay out side everyday. And I dont feed them , they catch food themself . . . . But they are catching too much food. . . . . I think there are too many insects in my garden. . . . How do I prevent over feeding my vft when they are outside??
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Default Re: Mother nature. VS my little vft........

My VFT has at least one trap closed EVERTIME 24/7 I don't think it's overfeeding if half the traps are closed, though since your house has many insects, it's best to let ur VFT catch every insect on it's own.

How long have you had your VFT? Strangely, when I transfered my VFT from my condominium to my landed house last month(when I moved in), my VFT traps became smaller and smaller until they were only 3/4 of the original trap size. But they were catching TONS of flies, more than half my traps were constantly closed the first two weeks. Just sharing my VFT's condition......

My advice? If your VFT is growing fast (aka putting out lots of traps in a short period), you shouldn't worry. VFT's will lose their traps more often, but if they lose more than they can replace, thats a problem worth noting(such as only 3-4 traps left). Smaller trap also occurs when you put the VFT's under stronger light, but usually only momentarily as they adapt. As long as your VFT isn't deformed, getting super small or experiencing fungus attack and diseases, I woudn't worry. They are quite hardy CPs
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Default Re: Mother nature. VS my little vft........

My vft is also putting out some smaller traps and leaves......I think ther are stressed out abit.....(due to overfeeding)they use lots of energy to close the traps and to digest whatever is in the traps ................overfeeding may eventually kill VFTs..............I had a reali happy CNY...because my vft just started a new growing point.......woopie!!!!
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Default Re: Mother nature. VS my little vft........

gratz for the second growth point!

Mr.Edward had answered your questions

my vft also when i first receive it,it start grow smaller traps and i tought its dying,but when i keep it in one place with sun and water,about a month,they recover and have nice traps back


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