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Postby Dragon » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:15 pm

I got a kit for growing a Venus Fly trap, but I think I may have messed up. There are two "towers" of fuzz. They look to tall to be mold, but I'm not sure. I might be able to post pics later
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Re: Mold

Postby allenc666 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:21 pm

Hello "Dragon"

Welcome to Flytrapcare! Wow congrats on the Kit. If your growing from seed it's common to have a mold outbreak. You just have to get fungicide that is SULFUR BASED or NEEM Oil.
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Re: Mold?

Postby Dragon » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:37 pm

thanks :D
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Re: Mold?

Postby Matt » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:02 pm

Hello Dragon, welcome!

Mold is usually the result of keeping things too wet and without much air movement. Is the kit some sort of dome? If so, you should get rid of the dome and that will likely help solve the mold problem, along with some sort of sulfur-based fungicide as Allen suggested.

I've noticed that seedlings don't like the sulfur much though, so if possible, you might want to simply repot them.
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Re: Mold?

Postby Dragon » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:10 pm

Yah, I got one of the egg shaped dome things form Hobby Lobby. I might just get a new one, I used bottled water to start it. I didn't know that would hurt it.
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Re: Mold?

Postby Matt » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:12 pm

Dragon wrote:Yah, I got one of the egg shaped dome things form Hobby Lobby. I might just get a new one, I used bottled water to start it. I didn't know that would hurt it.

You might be better off just getting some seed and planting them in a pot. Steve has some Venus fly trap seeds available right now:
http://www.flytrapcare.com/store/carniv ... -seed.html

Or you could just buy an adult plant. You're aware that it takes at least 3 years and up to 7 years to get a full grown plant from seed, right?
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Re: Mold?

Postby allenc666 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:16 pm

when starting to grow CPs you need to get the right supplies to be prepared. Mainly Soil, the right water, Fungicide and Insecticide so on and so forth.
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Re: Mold?

Postby Dragon » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:29 pm

Matt wrote:You might be better off just getting some seed and planting them in a pot. Steve has some Venus fly trap seeds available right now:
http://www.flytrapcare.com/store/carniv ... -seed.html

Or you could just buy an adult plant. You're aware that it takes at least 3 years and up to 7 years to get a full grown plant from seed, right?

I didn't know that, There is probably a lot that I don't know though. That's why I ended up here. You all seem to know what you doing.
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Re: Mold?

Postby Matt » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:31 pm

Dragon wrote:I didn't know that, There is probably a lot that I don't know though. That's why I ended up here. You all seem to know what you doing.

Many of us have been growing Venus fly traps for years. Steve_D has been growing them for over 30 years.
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Re: Mold?

Postby Dragon » Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:31 am

I'm going to get a grown plant instead of getting new seeds. Is there anything else I need to know for it?
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Re: Mold?

Postby Matt » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:08 am

Have you read the articles on the main part of the site? If so, you have all the basic knowledge required to keep a flytrap alive.
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Re: Mold?

Postby Dragon » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:24 am

I read them. I took the dome off my plant and the mold died without any other intervention. One of the seeds has sprouted. I was super excited about this. :D
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Re: Mold?

Postby allenc666 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:26 am

Dragon wrote:I read them. I took the dome off my plant and the mold died without any other intervention. One of the seeds has sprouted. I was super excited about this. :D

Wow! Congrats!
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Re: Mold?

Postby kittyklaws » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:50 am

Yay, Good for you! Congrats and enjoy your seedlings! :D
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