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By rmsmith
Posts:  3
Joined:  Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:14 pm
I just got a venus fly trap for my birth day and I have two questions. One more urgent that the other.

1. Is the little plastic tube it came in Ok to keep it in? I was thinking that it might not be a very good habitat, but I've never had one of these before so I don't know.

2. There is one trap inside another. Is this dangerous for the plant? I wanted to try to get it out, but it seems it will be hard because the one inside the other one is trapped because of the other's trigger hairs. So I was worried that the energy was being drained or something. Should I take it out
By hackerberry
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Joined:  Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:58 pm
Hello rmsmith and Welcome to the Forum.

You can take off the dome as VFTs will adjust to your humidity.
You can either remove the other trap inside the trap or just leave it there. I usually remove the trap.

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By Matt
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Joined:  Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:28 pm
Hello and welcome to the forum rmsmith!

hackerberry pretty much covered it all.
1. Ditch the dome. VFTs adapt well to low humidity and the increase humidity and stagnant air caused by the dome promotes mold and fungus to grow.
2. It's not dangerous at all for the plant to have traps inside of each other. It's pretty common for this to happen. You can leave it or pull it out. It's up to you.

Again, welcome!
By rmsmith
Posts:  3
Joined:  Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:14 pm
Thanks! I ended up pulling it out of there. I'm potting it tonight. I really hope it does well. Thank you guys so much again!

By mkburleson
Posts:  105
Joined:  Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:39 pm
Hello & Happy Birthday :)

I just thought I would ask you to find out what type of media/soil you used when you repotted your new VFT. You mentioned that you have never had one of these plants before so I thought it might be a good idea to check on that with you.

You will find that this Site has ALOT of good info for your VFT & just wait until you discover all the different varities of VFTs that are out there. Chances are you will be hooked for life.

Mary :)
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