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By Zagotech
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Welcome home little buddy !! Just picked up this dude from the shop today. Some of the traps are closed, which must mean it has been feeding on insects / flies. I dont know when was the last time it was watered but will water it a bit tomorrow night. He looks quite healthy. What you think ? It was the best looking one. The others had some black traps. This looked decent.
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By Joshuamarshall792
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That's so funny I just picked a vft up too!!! From home Depot but yours looks really good, better than mine!!!

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By Zagotech
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sanguinearocks101 wrote:It's looking great but I would recommend repotting it soon using a 50/50 mix of peat moss and perlite, be sure that it has no added nutrients. You should water it with distilled, reverse-osmosis, or rainwater.
Thanks. I can mix with 50% spagnum moss and 50% pure perlite / perlite compost mix ?

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By Zagotech
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sanguinearocks101 wrote:I think sphagnum moss can work. I am not sure what perlite compost mix is though?
This is what i was talking about. This is perlite soil mix.
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By Zagotech
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sanguinearocks101 wrote:If you bought it pre-mixed from a local store I wouldn’t use it unless it said something like “Carnivorous Plant soil mix” or if it was from a trusted seller.
Ohh i see thanks. So you auggest i buy pure perlite and spagnum moss ? 50/50 ?

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Zagotech wrote:
sanguinearocks101 wrote:If you bought it pre-mixed from a local store I wouldn’t use it unless it said something like “Carnivorous Plant soil mix” or if it was from a trusted seller.
Ohh i see thanks. So you auggest i buy pure perlite and spagnum moss ? 50/50 ?

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No, don't use 50 50. I would suggest if you really want to use perlite, maybe a 20/80 mix. I find perlite gets into everything. Spagnum moss is uncomposted peat moss. If you can find actual spagnum moss, that would be best.

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