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Can you Overfeed a VFT? Can a VFT live inside?

Postby Pickles6 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:32 am

Just wondering if you can overfeed the VFT. And if the flytrap can live inside.
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Re: Can you Overfeed a VFT? Can a VFT live inside?

Postby twigs » Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:04 am

I'm not sure that it is possible to overfeed a flytrap, but traps usually die after 5-6 bugs - sometimes sooner, so if you keep feeding it every time a trap reopens, you will have one boring looking flytrap (I guess you could call that overfeeding it)

Can they live inside? Well that depends on your setup. Generally, they do better outside in full sun, but if you must keep them inside, give them as much light as possible. One guy posted a picture of his terrarium where his VFT's were absolutely flourishing. I'll look around for the thread.

Edit: Found it. http://www.flytrapcare.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=1884 Look at his last picture (of what it looked like when he first planted it). The flytraps just exploded.
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Re: Can you Overfeed a VFT? Can a VFT live inside?

Postby Jutty_Boy » Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:38 am

Well, All my plants grow inside if that helps your decision. They all are just growing fantastic too.
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Re: Can you Overfeed a VFT? Can a VFT live inside?

Postby kevinqwe » Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:45 am

actually im pretty sure you can, no more then half of the traps should have a bug in it
i grow mine inside and out
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Re: Can you Overfeed a VFT? Can a VFT live inside?

Postby Matt » Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:50 am

No and yes...heh.

No, I don't think you can overfeed a VFT, but if you are constantly triggering traps, I've heard that it can stress the plant.

Yes, you can grow them indoors, but as twigs said, they usually do much better outdoors. A sunny windowsill or a good growlight will work, but you'll probably struggle with providing them with a good dormancy.
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Re: Can you Overfeed a VFT? Can a VFT live inside?

Postby Caleboy 123 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:38 pm

The only problem with overfeeding is rapid regrowth.

If you want to grow inside, you can use a t5, t8, flourescent, or cool white bulb.
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