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i am SURE this was here before and i read RP's post in the other thread but i am NOT sure how to do it, my VFT has made 1 black bulb, i cut it off with sharp swiss army scissors. SO NOW the leaf is turning black, what do i do? cut off all the black? and i am having another one turning a little blackish im sure its dieing too, past 3 days we have had rain and NO sun maybe 2 hrs worth of. i tried a lamp that i have in my room for reading, didnt see it work much. and i am makign my terrarium soon with lights but dont got em yet. but should i cut off ALL the black stuff i see or just the bulb and if the leaf goes black its no prob. but i read that it needs its nutrients from all the green stuff. so if anyone could please be a little specific on how to do it. i kinda understodd it before but didnt get it much. so all i think i do is cut off all the black parts off the plant.... but what if it has black spots on the sides?

-Stefano
 
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Hi. First of all, don't put your reading lamp near your flytrap. A tungsten bulb is too hot and the light that comes out of it is no use to plants because the spectrum is wrong.
Also, your flytrap won't be harmed by a few days of gloom. It's spring and it won't be expecting wall to wall sunshine.

As a rule you should cut off black bits but sometimes some bits go black and some parts stay green and it makes it difficult.

It's a bit hard to explain the cutting bit - I've e-mailed you a brilliantly drawn (snigger) diagram of what to cut and what not.
 
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