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I fed an ant to my my vft and it aready been hours but my vft didnt seal even though the ant was 1/3 the size of the vft

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So, Around 5 months ago I got a Venus Flytrap not knowing anything about them. I named him Marty Mcfly not too long after he died. Now fast forward 3 months. I was at Lowes the other day purchasing some flowers to put in my garden when I came across venus flytraps. After thinking it over a couple of minutes I decided I was going to do it right this time. I put him in my cart and named him Fergus or as I like to call him Fergie or Gus I brought him home and began to water him distilled water as recommended. After him being in my home for several days I felt bad for him being in such a tiny pot so I transferred him into a bigger pot and filled it with peat moss and "all purpose sand" now I kinda have a bad feeling about the all purpose sand and I was wondering if it is safe to have for venus flytraps. I tried to get more information of what kind of sands are actually in it but all I could see was "all purpose sand" it feels and looks very coarse which makes me feel like it may be right for the plant but I also have a bad feeling about it. Thanks so much for your time wish me luck with my precious plant, Fergus :)

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HELLO!!!!!!! im new to this site and i just got a new flytrap. i've never had one before and could use all the help i can get so if any one has any helpful tips PLEASE TELL ME 

 

 

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Nepenthes Copelandii Watercolor | Botanical Art

Nepenthes Copelandii Botanical Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st of my botanical paintings

I've been wanting to get in to painting plants now for sometime, its a good way to combine two of my passions. I thought id share them with you as i do them.

 

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Cape Sundew "Drosera Capensis" Catching Pray

So I got a juicer recently.. "for free too, and a dam good one..." i love free.

Anyways i don't like wasting the leftover fruit mash so i poured it over my planter bed where i grow herbs so i can dig it in and add organic matter back into the soil. So 2 days later i open the window and hell yeah fruit flies everywhere, hundreds around the decomposing fruit waste. I quickly got my 2 sundews off the kitchen window ledge and brought them to the planter bed, set up my camera and thought it a good opportunity to shoot some footage and see if i could get anything good. I should of set my aperture higher so as to get the whole plan in focus better as a after thought, but hey i suppose its a learning curve, also a dedicated macro lens would be a real treat, but in time in time.

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