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By Jonathan 0101
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Also they will nolonger trigger so I am unable to feed them
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By Joshuamarshall792
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Those look AWFUL!!! What water are you using? What are your other conditions for the plants they have almost no color

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Are you using bottled water? Because I made that mistake when I was 10 years old and it killed my whole collection... And I pray your not using tap water because I do see some kinda water container

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By Jonathan 0101
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I use gallon jugs of distilled water, i give them about 3 hours of morning light and artificial light and 7 hours of just artificial, its always above 100°f where i live so i don't put them outside because they will just burn no that water bottle is just trash sitting there.
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You know what I thought the same thing about my vfts and it has been around 105°f here in Texas and they've been outdoors no issues so I encourage you to put them outdoors starting by acclimating them first

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By Jonathan 0101
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How long should I have them acclimate to the 100+ weather before putting them in the sunlight? I had put one outside for a week and after that put it in the sun and it burned up and died the same day
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Jonathan 0101 wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:00 pm 15967547512425749862627182196677.jpg
Also they will nolonger trigger so I am unable to feed them
Have they caught any prey lately?

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By Joshuamarshall792
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optimus prime wrote:
Jonathan 0101 wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:00 pm 15967547512425749862627182196677.jpg
Also they will nolonger trigger so I am unable to feed them
Have they caught any prey lately?

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They do look AWFUL too with no color! Optimus please help me with this post

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How long ago were the planted into those pots?
I ask that because it looks to me that the B52 is way too deep in the moss. The DCXL might be a bit too deep, and I can't really tell with the Alien, the gnat trap is blocking.
You also said that they're inside, which can factor into it, only receiving 3 hours of direct sunlight and 7 hours of artificial light. I'm assuming the sunlight is filtered through a window, which is next to useless for a VFT. Glass filters out most of UV, VFT's love UV. But you didn't specify what kind of artificial lighting you use. I just took a fellow member that lives near me some Sarr seedlings, and he has dozens of VFT's growing in his garage under big led growlights for 12 to 16 hours a day. So yours are likely not getting enough light either.
Last, Flytraps can take heat on top, you just have to try to keep the roots a little cooler. VFT's in the wild regularly see 100°+ temps and do just fine. The difference is their roots are insulated in sandy soil with a high water table. They're not swimming, but the water evaporates from the sand, cooling it a bit. Also, plants growing around them provide shade and more cooling factors for the soil.
Maybe get some shade cloth, at least 50%, and create a space where it blocks direct sun while you acclimate them to outside, don't worry, they'll still get enough sunlight, and try to devise a way to further shade the pots so that solar radiation doesn't heat them up.
Good luck.
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By Jonathan 0101
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I've had those plants for about 3 or 4 months. I use 3 6500k 60w equivalent sunlight bulbs, i never knew windows filter out uv light which is useful to know. I think I've completely given up on growing them inside, I will try the shade cloth method while slowly transferring my plants to outdoors, I'm just concerned about how my low humidity and high heat in the valley might affect them, also would moving my pitcher plants outside also be a good idea to help them as well.
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