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By roey benjamin marcus
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I remember reading a topic about this, but I forgot wwhere it was. One of my traps won't close. Is this bad? Does anyone have a link to the topic answering this question?
By 95slvrZ28
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Don't worry about it. Traps that have been triggered about 4 or 5 times usually stop working, it's not a big deal. Older traps will often stop working as well. If you notice more of your traps (even new ones) won't close it can often be an indicator of an unhealthy plant (usually water with too high of TDS, my plant that got root burn wouldn't close either).
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By Matt
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roey benjamin marcus wrote:2. What's root burn?
Root burn occurs when the plant is in soil that's too high in mineral content, either from being in enriched soil (standard potting soil, enriched peat moss, etc.) or from being watered with water that's high in dissolved solids.
By roey benjamin marcus
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Yeah, that's not it. I guess it just closed too many times. I'm noticing that one VFT start to wilt, so I guess that's all there is to it.
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