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By htbm
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When I bought this sad little thing last month it was all green and wilted with 5 mature traps and 3 baby traps. I repotted it and gave it sun. A week later [first picture] it had gotten some color and growth on the babies. I fed it a squished fly one week and some rehydrated bloodworms another. Yesterday it caught something itself for the first time and while some old now-sunburned traps are starting to die off, it has a good 4 or 5 baby traps shooting up strong and proud [second picture]. It may still look a bit said, but with all that new growth I think it is well on its way to being happy here, no? I just hope it didn't get too ahead of itself and catch something too big.
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By htbm
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#439355
9/1 update. I've not fed this VFT (#1, Gubler) since it caught its first meal after I got it. Today I see at least 3, maybe 4 or 5 (unless they've just not opened yet) traps currently feeding and it's kinda growing like gangbusters. Meanwhile VFT #2 (Rocket Farms) acquired about 3 weeks ago and planted in a peat+perlite+sand mix rather than all LFS has yet to show any signs of recovery. Probably should not have split it while it wasn't dormant and/or should've stuck with LFS. :(
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