So this was my first dormancy ever with VFTs. I read a lot and saw pictures that VFTs when they go dormant, almost all of their traps die off and that the rhizome and roots can freeze, so I prepared a special box, insulated with styrofoam and pine needles etc. However my plants' only sign of dormancy was that the new growth stopped growing, just stayed small for the whole winter, some of the traps died, but just a few and the rest of the plants looked pretty much normal (green, just not growing).
Now it's becoming warm again and they woke up, growth starts to be noticeable, but now some of my traps get strange black spots on the leaves or traps and die off. I notice it's mostly on the old ones that didn't die off before winter, but my Whale is becoming yellow on the leave and brown near the rhizome and i accidentally pulled one of the traps while pulling out some weed and it went out just so easy, then i tried with another - same thing. I am afraid it is dying and it's a baby plant.
EDIT: I am in the netherlands
EDIT 2: Oh, and the traps that open on BIMBO open strangely - just half of them, why is that? I noticed that the traps that open only in half, and stay closed at the other end, they die
Can you please advise me on the above questions? below are some photos:
1. Whale - you can see the color difference with my Cupped traps below
BOG PHOTO: https://i.imgur.com/CXcJzFs.jpg
2. Bimbo (my precious) - I hope he survives, he's my first and big love The trap with the huge heart-shaped leaf is new growth, but is now drying?! I don't know why
BOG PHOTO: https://i.imgur.com/OFKWYG1.jpg
3. Red Line - it was HUGE when it came to me, but the huge traps died and there are lots of new growth, but I am worried there may be some disease on them, because the leaves are kind of "curly" and i don't know..
BOG PHOTO: https://i.imgur.com/aFlMWt6.jpg