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Lester
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PostSubject: Re: Venus Flytrap   Venus Flytrap Empty3/22/2009, 1:16 pm

hi guys ....

didn't know there are traps lovers here ... me too a lover of theses traps ...

a pic to share Smile
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drinking of distill water only ..... now looking for seeds ... anyone knws where to get them and does international shiping ???

thnx
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PostSubject: Re: Venus Flytrap   Venus Flytrap Empty3/22/2009, 1:46 pm

Nice flytrap. Very Happy

I need to repot all my carnivores and clip off the dead stuff from last year's growth.

Unfortunately I don't know where to get seeds shipped internationally. Have you tried pollinating your own plants?

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PostSubject: Re: Venus Flytrap   Venus Flytrap Empty3/22/2009, 4:35 pm

Im a fan of carnivorous plants as well. Smile awesome creatures.

my flytraps are all dead, this winter was very harsh. I thought the growth was just late.. but all my others have sprung new growth cept these.. oh well.
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PostSubject: Re: Venus Flytrap   Venus Flytrap Empty3/22/2009, 4:59 pm

after watching 'Darwens garden' I recently found out we have a native carnivorous plant called the 'sundew' I had no idea we had such a beautiful plant in our country..

So we are ordering one on tuesday Very Happy

I would love to get some more venus fly traps. they are so much easier to keep when you keep tropical pets and therefore have the live food to hand. I'm glad you put this post up because you have reminded me to source some and get some Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Venus Flytrap   Venus Flytrap Empty3/22/2009, 5:03 pm

lost my pitcher and my flytraps this winter... shame, their lovely plants
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PostSubject: Re: Venus Flytrap   Venus Flytrap Empty3/22/2009, 5:07 pm

i think this time around I am going to create a proper micro habitat for them, like get a small glass exo terra to keep them in. because i can never keep them naturally in the room in plant pots!
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PostSubject: Re: Venus Flytrap   Venus Flytrap Empty3/22/2009, 5:11 pm

yea, i tryed that but it got too humid and went mouldy... Mad good luck with it though, i may try again soon
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PostSubject: Re: Venus Flytrap   Venus Flytrap Empty3/22/2009, 6:19 pm

Yeh, they're great! I have had a good few variaties of them.

Lisa: you can pop up a mountain and find sundew, and the other native carnivorous pant (forget its name) in the boggy areas at high altitude! Not particularly rare Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Venus Flytrap   Venus Flytrap Empty3/22/2009, 9:29 pm

thats good to know.

but in the mean time i have found some seeds of one of our native sundews on amazon.
and looking to get some flytraps as well Smile EBAY!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Venus Flytrap   Venus Flytrap Empty3/22/2009, 9:41 pm

Lisa, before you get carried away with habitats and such, know that flytraps are temperate species that require moderate temperatures and a winter dormancy to survive. Some sundews are as well (though some are tropical).

They also don't require you to feed them; they'll catch plenty on their own.

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PostSubject: Re: Venus Flytrap   Venus Flytrap Empty3/23/2009, 9:58 am

hehehe we have a HUGE colony of harvestman spiders in the house, they eat the stray crickets and silver fish, however in summer we dont have a fly problem because they manage to catch nearly all of them too. so they may need one or two hand fed meals

but thanks for the tip mike, you're like an encyclopedia at times Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Venus Flytrap   Venus Flytrap Empty3/23/2009, 5:48 pm

LadyRiotControl wrote:

but thanks for the tip mike, you're like an encyclopedia at times Very Happy
lol, mike knows all
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PostSubject: Re: Venus Flytrap   Venus Flytrap Empty4/5/2009, 11:19 pm

hmm are these plants under cities ????
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PostSubject: Re: Venus Flytrap   Venus Flytrap Empty4/6/2009, 12:04 am

You mean CITES? I dunno . . . some species of Sarracenia (North American pitcher plants) are endangered in the wild, but there's lots of nurseries cultivating them.

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PostSubject: Re: Venus Flytrap   Venus Flytrap Empty6/29/2010, 1:21 pm

i cant work out if this is from this year or last.. anyway, i have tried again by filling a shallow area of the pond with moss (borrowed from wales) and putting in 2 pitchers and 2 flytraps. we will see how it turns out next year but im letting them flower for now.
i also have seeds that have germinated but havent a clue how to feed them they are smaller than any flu i can see!
anyone tried sensitive plants? very weird!
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PostSubject: Re: Venus Flytrap   Venus Flytrap Empty7/4/2010, 4:10 pm

There's probably gnats flying around that are small enough -- unless you have them in a sealed glass enclosure, you shouldn't need to feed them.

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PostSubject: Re: Venus Flytrap   Venus Flytrap Empty7/4/2010, 4:18 pm

then i need to feed them... Very Happy
i should move them out soon. i am useless with plants but after several attempts at sensitive plants in coco fibre and compost, i got 3 germinations on tissue paper so thats what the flytraps and sundews are on. no pitchers germinated though Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Venus Flytrap   Venus Flytrap Empty6/16/2011, 6:03 pm

if anyone is looking for seeds there may just be a carnivous plant socity you could join. i joined one, it has a 30 dollor membership fee but u get access to all of their seeds in their invontory for free. they just ask you to donate seeds from any breeding
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