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By John Doe
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#415138
So a few days ago, on a day that was over 100 Degrees Fahrenheit, I was busy so I was not able to water the VFT. So when I came home, it was all droopy and there was a bunch of dead traps (It was big). I cut the dead traps off and was left with a sad looking flytrap. Now, I see the edges of all the traps are turning black, and I MEAN ALL OF THEM, even on the new ones. Is there anything I can do?

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By Intheswamp
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#415140
Keep them watered...and wait to see how they recover. That's all I would think you could do at this point. That's a pretty hard knock.
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By Intheswamp
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I agree on getting rid of the black pot. I ended up ordering some pots off of amazon and ebay. I looked at Lowes and Home Depot and several dollar stores in several towns around here and the predominant colors were clay-colored and black. I found very few white pots at these places. I don't know whether people had bought up all the white pots or if the purchasing agents just *slightly* missed the mark with their color logic. :roll:
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By Panman
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On 100 degree day will not kill off the plant, unless it totally dried out. You don't indicate how dry it was when you found it in its present condition. Personally, I haven't found an issue with black pots, but my pots are tightly packed together so there is a good bit of biomass that doesn't get too hot. I do keep them in trays of water and keep my flytraps in at least 1/2 inch of water with 5 inch high pots. You may need to have a bigger, not necessarily deeper, tray to hold more water.
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By thepitchergrower
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It hit 104 degrees the other day, with 15 % humidity. My flytraps were undamaged. You have to make sure to keep them well watered...
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