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Howdy

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:58 am
by 95TABIRD
Hello everyone it's privilege to be apart this forum and happy to add another hobby to my life.

So I have two families, it's been like a month since I got them.

I grow both inside and out. But most of the time there outside.

And I know that we are suppose to let them stay outside. Because thats how they thrive.

But in my situation the cats around here keeps messing with my traps

Already lost two beautiful traps.

So that why I keep them out in the day while I'm at work and bring in at night so the night crawler won't get to them

But most of all, their still healthy from what I see.

There sprouting traps like crazy.

There lots questions that I have since I am a newbie šŸ˜‚
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Re: Howdy

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:59 am
by ChefDean
Welcome. Beautiful little bug eaters you have there.
Ask as many questions as you want, people are always happy to help.

Re: Howdy

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:09 pm
by sanguinearocks101
Iā€™m assuming that vft is from a rocket farms deathcube. The deathcube vfts people post pictures of from rocket farms look amazing.

Re: Howdy

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:29 pm
by 95TABIRD
ChefDean wrote: ā†‘Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:59 am Welcome. Beautiful little bug eaters you have there.
Ask as many questions as you want, people are always happy to help.
Thank you.
They are beautiful plants.

Very appreciative to have them, always wanted one and finally got them.

Re: Howdy

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:30 pm
by 95TABIRD
sanguinearocks101 wrote: ā†‘Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:09 pm Iā€™m assuming that vft is from a rocket farms deathcube. The deathcube vfts people post pictures of from rocket farms look amazing.
They remind me of biollante from godzilla

Re: Howdy

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:35 pm
by 95TABIRD
So everyone I was looking into growing lights, for the inside.


Which is better, the white light or purple?

Re: Howdy

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:04 pm
by uxleumas
i'd say the more one the blue side the more uv they'll get. yellow light causes leggy growth in sundews and wide and low leaves on vfts, so use them with other lights. red and blue lights are better in general but they make the plants have a icky color. if you can find a cool white light, meaning a blueish white, that also works.

Re: Howdy

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:49 pm
by 95TABIRD
uxleumas wrote: ā†‘Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:04 pm i'd say the more one the blue side the more uv they'll get. yellow light causes leggy growth in sundews and wide and low leaves on vfts, so use them with other lights. red and blue lights are better in general but they make the plants have a icky color. if you can find a cool white light, meaning a blueish white, that also works.
Sound like good idea.

What you think about full spectrum lights?

The ones with red, blue and yellow

Re: Howdy

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:08 am
by uxleumas
i'd say they'll work. just don't buy full spectrum lights that look orangyish yellow. could you send a link?

Re: Howdy

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:21 am
by Matt
Welcome to the forums! Those are some beautiful flytraps you have there :D

Re: Howdy

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:29 am
by 95TABIRD
uxleumas wrote: ā†‘Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:08 am i'd say they'll work. just don't buy full spectrum lights that look orangyish yellow. could you send a link?
Here a link to one growing light I been eyeing , what you think šŸ¤”?

https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-cm-360 ... QkEALw_wcB

Re: Howdy

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:31 am
by 95TABIRD
Matt wrote: ā†‘Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:21 am Welcome to the forums! Those are some beautiful flytraps you have there :D
Thank you man. I'm trying lol

Re: Howdy

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:00 pm
by uxleumas
i think they'd be okay, provided that they are suplemented with sunlight. if you can give them a few hours a day, that would be best. the light it'self says to not use for more than 12 hours. most cps grow better with more light, just don't give them 24 hours a day or else they'll go kinda wacky with no night time, i've heard that only 3 hours of darkness is enough. if you could find something with a little bit more blue/uv light that would be better, but it's hard to find cheap ones. on further research, the "blue" light is actually UV-A light (with some actuall blue light) " blue (325-379nm) light" the uv range is 100nm to 400nm. i think this light would wor pretty well.

Re: Howdy

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:25 pm
by 95TABIRD
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So there is some growth going on, on one of the traps soil. do anyone knows what that could be?

Re: Howdy

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:45 pm
by uxleumas
maybe the moss is making spores? idk. not a baby flytrap, could be drosera contamination.