I am sure that this is a long and tried topic. I have some vfts that are not doing as well as I had hoped. They do the banana thing. They start green, turn yellow then brown, in a matter of a week, not even opening their traps at times. I have them under artifical light12 hours daily after moving them inside from 90 degree heat and 90% humidity. The sun they were getting was about 4 hours of morning va sun. I did notice last night that the ones in a local lowes were doing the same thing and that they were very dry, but not nearly as bad as mine. I did notice that Suzanne posted that they sometimes have a history of abuse to recover from as well. How long should that be? I have had this guy for about 2 months.