I just got a venus fly trap for my birth day and I have two questions. One more urgent that the other.
1. Is the little plastic tube it came in Ok to keep it in? I was thinking that it might not be a very good habitat, but I've never had one of these before so I don't know.
2. There is one trap inside another. Is this dangerous for the plant? I wanted to try to get it out, but it seems it will be hard because the one inside the other one is trapped because of the other's trigger hairs. So I was worried that the energy was being drained or something. Should I take it out
hackerberry pretty much covered it all. 1. Ditch the dome. VFTs adapt well to low humidity and the increase humidity and stagnant air caused by the dome promotes mold and fungus to grow. 2. It's not dangerous at all for the plant to have traps inside of each other. It's pretty common for this to happen. You can leave it or pull it out. It's up to you.
I just thought I would ask you to find out what type of media/soil you used when you repotted your new VFT. You mentioned that you have never had one of these plants before so I thought it might be a good idea to check on that with you.
You will find that this Site has ALOT of good info for your VFT & just wait until you discover all the different varities of VFTs that are out there. Chances are you will be hooked for life.