Re: Big bladders & Superthrive

Clarke Brunt (
Thu, 2 Feb 1995 19:51:57 +0000

> I'm not sure if I'm 100 percent correct on this (perhaps someone could
> set me straight) but I've read that you should not intentionally
> trigger the traps on VFTs (without feeding them) because they only
> close so many times during their life for food. If they're triggered
> enough times; they could die, from what I understand. Does anyone
> else have something to add, because I may have the wrong information

No - I'm pretty sure it is bad for them, but as long as you don't
keep closing them all the time...
For the last two years, most of my plants have been taken to
an exhibition visited by children, and by the end of the
day there isn't a single open VFT trap to be found, but it's
only once per year so I don't mind.

Clarke Brunt (