This is my second day as a member, and I'm settling in nicely, thanks.
My three little Venus Fly Traps are in an Eastern window that gets lots of morning sun. They're in a corner with a few hydroponic bamboo plants, so I think they should have good humidity without overdoing it. I don't want for flies, because I've got a year-round farm share, and there's always fruit and produce on the counters, waiting to be cooked, eaten or put up. It's not fly central, but there are some, and I've moved a couple of tomatoes and some fruit near the corner, so that the fly contingent gets close. In the same corner as the bamboo and the VFT's, in the back by the windowsill lives a pet spider, who catches flies herself, by the number. She's pretty small, but hardworking. I don't think she'll go into the traps--she's pretty smart.
About four traps have closed since yesterday, and a few opened which have carcasses in them. I'm glad to know that they work.
My list of things to do:
1. Order VFT medium and figure out pots. My little guys are in too small, too shallow ones.
2. Get some distilled water (didn't have all that much rainwater, but luckily had some)
3. Go back to NE Hydroponics, invite the dude to lunch and figure out if we need a little supplemental light.
4. Search around the forum to see under what circumstances people feed the plants insects--lots of people seem to do it.
5. Take pictures of the little guys to post. One of them looks a bit different--maybe I've got 2 species.
I love this!!!