Hello I just bought and recieved some new vft bulbs last week from this site. There are some traps on them and I was wondering if I should do the dormacy thing or wait until next year when they are stronger.
We have the plants that are in dormancy during different times of the year, so if you just now receive something from us, it has been pulled from dormancy pretty recently. So it can skip this seasons dormancy, and wait until next year about this time!
They are doing fine by the way one plant has a dieing leaf it wasnt looking so good but the trap was functional so I forced fed it a fruitfly hoping that it would help. By the way those buggers are a pain in the butt to catch by the wings with tweezers!
(Edited by unknownclown at 10:14 pm on Nov. 6, 2001)
you crazy boy! I never really fed my traps... the ones outside seem to catch food all on their own! but feeding is just to much work for this lazy guy... nope... me... I only drop blood worms in the nepenthes!
You know now that I think of it I bet the neighbors across the street think I'm a little batty too. I usually catch the bugs (earwigs) outside, anywhere between 10pm and midnight with a flashlight and tweezers for my larger vfts.
I do it then cause that's after my daughters bedtime, in case you are wondering.
baring communication, i.e. you can't find the info out.. and it HAS slowed down, you might consider going ahead and adjusting it to your dormancy period...
I say this because if the plant was tissue cultured, it's probably just gone through a massive growth phase any how... but then, as is becoming more often the case around here sometimes, I am pulling that out of my you know what.