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By _-SphagnumFromHell-_
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@uxleumas I appreciate the suggestions, but I don't really understand what you're saying. Is there a mesh fine enough to stop fungus gnats? They're really small, and a mesh that fine would probably hinder the seedlings' growth. The sundew offer is nice, but the time it would take to ship, repot, and establish a sundew would be too long.

I think I'll just repot. Will chopped sphagnum moss do? I'd usually use unchopped, but I think the strands would be far too long and hard to work wtih.
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Silk organza is a very fine, sheer fabric. On my next batch of VFT seeds I am thinking about making a tall "shower cap" of organza to keep gnats away from my sterilized pot. Will also filter sunlight a bit, which may make direct sunlight more acceptable for the seedlings.

Dharma Trading is a reputable source of white silk organza.
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Update. I repotted them. Surprisingly enough, all the remaining seedlings look like they have a good chance of surviving. I guess it's because their around a year old now, but they look exactly like flytraps, but on a smaller scale. Complete with decently sized rhizomes. I assumed most were on the complete verge of death. The repotting was a pain though, imagine all the frustration of potting normal flytraps with sphagnum, only on an action figure sized scale. But I'm glad there's more hope for them.
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