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  1. I'd say it was pretty exceptional. Which is why I'd pay happily £20 for it instead of the usual £10!
  2. Sound like springtails. Move a capensis leaf over to the flytrap and it'll catch them.
  3. What are they potted in out of interest? Fresh peat doesn't usually grow slime
  4. That's what Google says! Telford v Guiseley Whoever they are!
  5. I like that one the best. A lot of red mooreis are too red and you lose the white or pink.
  6. Starve them! In my experience the more they catch the less red the traps get. I can't see a single closed trap in the bottom photo. I suspect that once they have an optimum level of nutrition it's more advantageous to maximise photosynthesis, and open traps are more efficient for that. So they produce less red pigment so there is more chance of a trap remaining open. Also try repotting over winter if they haven't had fresh peat for a while.
  7. I know, you never have enough room! Once everything has been repotted over the winter I can populate that end bench and maybe sort out a potting shed. I like the Melcourt, but I do like the higher water retention you get with peat. So after some experiments I've settled on this mix: 3 parts Melcourt Growbark Pine 3 parts perlite 1 part peat 1 part Kelkay RHS horticultural grit + a top dressing of just the Growbark
  8. On top of the soil. Don't sprinkle anything on top - they need light to germinate.
  9. Looking good. I think it's Ctenium Fields (I've got one from there as well)
  10. Alexis


    I have a pubescent leucophylla x flava var. rubricorpora as well, so hybrids can inherit the trait.
  11. Bear in mind some red tubed plants struggle to colour up if you cut everything off over winter.
  12. Could be hibernating for the winter?
  13. I think that's just a characteristic of that plant. The teeth can be quite varied
  14. The trap on the left? After they've closed they form a seal and the teeth stop interlocking. They all do it
  15. Moss peat and perlite in a 50:50 mix. You can cut off the brown part but leave anything green.
  16. Looks light starved. Might be able to ID it if it becomes more robust
  17. Alexis

    VFT weirdness!

    How do you know the ant crawled out? You'd have to have been watching it as the exact time it opened enough to let it?
  18. Hard to say without a photo. They can take very high temperatures and should only get into difficulty with insufficient water.
  19. Looks good. They'll all survive, but the minor and leucophylla might get a bit grumpy. They tend to survive but not thrive outdoors.
  20. If they're from China they'll be anything other than flytrap seeds. Reviews mean nothing - look at all the positive reviews of the fake Photoshopped blue flytraps! Yet nobody who has given a positive review has ever germinated a single one because they don't exist. Throw them in the big and buy some from a European grower.
  21. I'd try leaving a couple inside and the others outside to see which fair better