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Old 29th July 2010, 01:04 AM
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The one that every one is bored of

Initially got them from Fauzi at tiny size of Malaysian 20 cent
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Old 29th July 2010, 11:34 PM
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Oh my! I have one, which is just about 20 cent big! After painful 3 months, it's still about that size. How long does it take to grow into that size?
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bout 6 months, there are a few more propagated one without photo and a few more died of experiment

the 2 pictures above are originally from one 20cent size vft
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My o my... how you did that?
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My o my... how you did that?
Fry them under the hot sun and make sure that water tray is not dried up, usually my water level maintain around 4/5 height of the medium, no idea why it doesn't affect it
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i dont car if the vft in the picture is typical or not..
i just care if i can get one of them, i'll love them so much!
yeah!
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i dont car if the vft in the picture is typical or not..
i just care if i can get one of them, i'll love them so much!
yeah!
hehe, will wonder how long it can last, you need to know, over feed you vft will only kill it, example, 1 vft with 7 live trap, around 2 or 3 can be occupy each time for healthy growth, once you feed all their trap, they won't grow well...

also, you will think it is cool or funny to get the trap close by triggering it to do so, one fresh or live trap of it has a live span of only few times, once it close above that limit, it will most likely not be functioning well any more, bare in mind that the speed of trap closing is one of the sign of determining dormancy, once you overplay all of the trap of a vft, you will not be able to tell if it's just a retiring trap or an early sign of dormancy

a vft will go through dormancy period(a period of time when it needs to rest), lot of work to do just to provide proper condition for it to rest, waking it up from rest is also another challenge, many vft died on this stage as it failed to wake up...
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alamak..
err..
feeding all of them will just maked it killed?
hmm...

about triggering the traps, i know about it from youtube (i think).
but about feeding them too much, thats new thing to me..

about dormancy, can you please tell me more about it?
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please help me id this stupid plants..
i've throw them in my dustbin..
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not sure what is it.

hey let me tell you a bit about dormancy.

for Venus Fly traps,they need a dormancy period every year to stay healthy and alive for the next year or so.each dormancy period is around 3-4months.

Dormancy is when the time your plant growth slows down and their leafs and traps grow smaller and shorter sometimes.

dormancy can be done by putting them somewhere cooler.since we live in a tropical country,we need to put them in the fridge.

when your plant shows signs of dormancy,you will need to start lessen the amount of light its receiving day by day.for example if your plant usualy receive 4hours of direct sunlight,then the next day you give it only 3hours,then the next day 2hours and so on...

after done the reduction of photoperiod,put it somewhere completly dark like in a dark room for a few days or wait until your venus fly trap STOP growing completly.

at last when your VFT stops growing,unpot your plant,remove the soil around its roots,wash it a bit,wrap its roots with some sphagnum moss,put it in an Airtight container and place it in the fridge.

make sure the VFT experience a bit cooler temps before you put it in the fridge.

samething when you wanna bring it out after 3months in the fridge,slowly acclimatize it to the temperature.if you drasticly put it in a hot place after you bring it outta fridge,your plant will die...


sorry for the long sentences.hope i help



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