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    Post by Joy on Wed 19 May 2010, 9:38 am

    Great stuff, Tyler. :cheers: Like the sound of its name. :cool2: Aaaaaaaaaah, but will it eat cockroaches??? :lol:
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    Post by Guest on Sun 23 May 2010, 10:40 pm

    Joybells wrote:Great stuff, Tyler. :cheers: Like the sound of its name. :cool2: Aaaaaaaaaah, but will it eat cockroaches??? :lol:


    YEP soon ill be getting a premo or a large B-52 that grows 2 inch traps :D
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    Post by Joy on Mon 24 May 2010, 8:23 am

    :rofl: Cockroaches beware!! :aargh: Why does "The Day Of The Triffids" spring to mind??? :whistle: :lol!:


    My two Fangs seem to have settled into their new homes ok, which is a relief. :apgn:
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    Post by Joy on Fri 08 Oct 2010, 2:38 pm

    Well, the two Venus Fly Traps survived the very mild winter BUT one seems to be getting smaller. The one on the left is growing quite well after reducing in size over winter.

    Wonder what is wrong with the one on the right. They are both in identical potting medium & get the same amount of rainwater. Even sit in the same spot. :sheesh:

    Think the ailing one may have been allowed to flower while at the growers. :mad2: Guess it would be all too easy to miss something like that when in a growing house with more than a million other plants. :whistle:

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    Post by Guest on Thu 21 Oct 2010, 5:10 pm

    could be a varies of reasons its dying back
    1, during the winter they die back
    2, a healthy flytrap should be fine after flowering.
    3a bug infestation,mould,mineral build up

    varies of reasons i tell ye
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    Post by Joy on Thu 21 Oct 2010, 5:18 pm

    :hi: Thanks Tyler. The one that is ok was small after winter, also, & has grown quickly since spring arrived. Has been catching the odd bug. Not many flies around at the moment, yet. :whistle:

    They have both been treated the same & were bought at the same time. Can't see any infestations on it. They only get watered with rainwater, too. Ah well, we shall see what happens with it. At least. the sarracenia purpura is also flourishing after not doing much last summer.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 23 Oct 2010, 3:16 pm

    The Venus Fly trap that seems to be doing ok, is looking quite good at the moment. :bravo:

    The trap at the bottom left looks as though it has no "eyelashes" but it does. They just need some mascara. :whistle:

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    Post by Joy on Sat 27 Nov 2010, 4:08 pm

    Today's image of our Venus Fly Trap. Hopefully the stapelia leendertziae "Carrion Flower" having four flowers open will attract some flies for this plant.

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    Post by Dawn on Sat 27 Nov 2010, 6:13 pm

    It is lovely and healthy Joy! is the greenery around the the plant part of the VFT or is that a type of moss?
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    Post by Joy on Sat 27 Nov 2010, 9:14 pm

    Thanks Dawn. That is sphagnum moss which I mixed with the peat moss as a potting medium. It helps the peat moss absorb water, initially, & then retain it longer. It is a living medium so it does come to life after a while, which is the pretty moss you see on the top of the potting mix.

    These plants are swamp plants so I figured sphagnum moss would be ok for them.
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    Post by Dawn on Sat 27 Nov 2010, 9:17 pm

    "These plants are swamp plants so I figured sphagnum moss would be ok for them."

    I am sure it is, it looks very happy Joy!
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    Post by Joy on Sat 27 Nov 2010, 10:09 pm

    Thanks Dawn. Still have my fingers crossed that it will be ok, especially as the other one we bought at the same time is nearly all gone. :O
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    Post by Joy on Sun 12 Dec 2010, 3:48 pm

    This Venus Fly Trap is continuing to grow well. Here are today's images.

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    Post by Joy on Sun 12 Dec 2010, 3:49 pm

    A few traps are closed, too.

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    Post by Joy on Sun 12 Dec 2010, 3:50 pm

    :smile:

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    Post by Joy on Sun 12 Dec 2010, 3:51 pm

    :good:

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    Post by Joy on Sun 12 Dec 2010, 3:52 pm

    :clap:

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    Post by Dawn on Mon 13 Dec 2010, 5:41 pm

    They are looking very well Joy! exceptionally so those photos are brilliant aren't they
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    Post by Joy on Mon 13 Dec 2010, 5:44 pm

    Thanks, Dawn. :smile: They are of just the one Venus Fly Trap. Decided to use all the pics I took of it. :lol2: Love their long "eyelashes".
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    Post by Dawn on Mon 13 Dec 2010, 5:56 pm

    yes that is so descriptive Joy! absolutely spot on. Now that you say that I can imagine them winking .
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    Post by Joy on Mon 13 Dec 2010, 8:41 pm

    ;) :lol2: What is amazing, Dawn, is how they are equipped to catch critters, with their "eyelashes" at the ready, even when they are quite small. :cool3:
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    Post by Joy on Tue 04 Jan 2011, 5:38 pm

    This Venus Fly Trap continues to grow well. The other one we bought at the same time has all but disappeared.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 04 Jan 2011, 5:40 pm

    There a few closed traps here. Hopefully they have a juicy critter in them. Well, they won't stay juicy for long. :whistle:

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    Post by Joy on Thu 03 Mar 2011, 9:36 pm

    This Venus Fly Trap is still looking good. Our current weather seems to be helping it to thrive. Maybe, also, the flies being attracted by the occasional stapelia leendertziae flower is also helping. :whistle:

    There are few traps closed at the moment. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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    Post by Joy on Thu 03 Mar 2011, 9:37 pm

    Looking front on at the Venus Fly Trap.

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