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    Just curious, how long do Mexican Pings take to eat? I caught and killed two spiders. After sticking them on the leaves (the ones that are greasy) nothing is happening even after 10 minutes. =x

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    Let the pings eat! LOL!!! It takes time for the digestive enzymes to get all over the dead body

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    Don't worry, I haven't been bugging my Ping while it's eating. Get it? Bugging? Because it eats bugs-okay, okay that was a really cheesy joke. I couldn't resist! XD

    I was curious because mine isn't drooling or anything. It's just as sticky as it usually is. =x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firemousey View Post
    Just curious, how long do Mexican Pings take to eat? I caught and killed two spiders. After sticking them on the leaves (the ones that are greasy) nothing is happening even after 10 minutes. =x
    Nothing after 10 minutes ??

    Mhmm

    I think your ping is broken. Maybe you should buy another one :P

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    Tempted to make a Mordor "One does not simply..." meme pic. Hehe!

    I'm serious though, nothing happened. Maybe my ping just doesn't like spiders.... =x

    Just checked on it after an entire night. Still nothing. I even took a pic!
    Last edited by Firemousey; 04-11-2013 at 08:59 AM.

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    Firemousey: A picture would help, but don't expect the ping to start drooling fluids all over a spider you stuck on the leaves. If your going to feed pings with dead spiders, you be better off letting the spider dry to a crisp then grinding the spider into little bits and sprinkling it onto the leaves. Then a quick mist over the plants with RO and you're good to go.

    In the following link by Joesph Clemens he talks about powdering insects before feeding his Mexican Pinguicula.

    See #2 under "Details of our Technique"
    http://carnivorousplant.com/growing_..._detailed.html

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    Was a joke

    The leaf will not move like a vft, or a drosera. Maybe you will see a lil curving of the leaves, but nothing spectacular. I think the curve are used by the plant to keep the digestive liquid on the leaves.

    When i feed my pinguicula collection, i put 2 or 3 tiny pieces of dryed blood worm on each pinguicula. After many hours, the DBW will be into a digestive enzymes pool. And the next day, or 2 days later, the digestion process is over.

    Im doing this on each pinguicula, once a week, or once a month when i forgot.

    After that, i have to feed my 35vfts, my 15 heliamphora, my 20 drosera, my 2 neps and 18-20 sarracenias. Yeah

    1gram of DBW each month only for my plants ! (and some beers for me)

    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maiden View Post
    Was a joke

    The leaf will not move like a vft, or a drosera. Maybe you will see a lil curving of the leaves, but nothing spectacular. I think the curve are used by the plant to keep the digestive liquid on the leaves.
    cheers
    Hey Maiden you would be surprised. My P. cyclosecta will sometimes curl around blood worms placed on the leaves.
    http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...1/0f6f6796.jpg

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