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    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] In an attempt to feed my BW I used some waxworms that I usually feed my lizards. First i tried just putting them on the leaves but because the plants not having enough "glue" the worms would just crawl off. So next i sliced the worms open and spread their guts on the leaves. YUM! In a few days what looked like burns appeared on the leaves and a few days later they became very sickly looking. Can this be because the worm guts were to rich for them? or what? can anybody explain? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    The plant might not have been able to break down all the wax worm guts. A little bit of food might be good for the plant, but overfeeding it can have detrimental effects. Occasionally, I give my pings freeze-dried bloodworms rehydrated in low-fat milk, but I only feed the larger plants tiny pieces, otherwise the leaves will have "burns".

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    I think it might have to do with the fat content of wax works. CPs don't tend to do well with fatty material, it seems to promote fungal growth.
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    Keep in mind that pings typically catch tiny gnats and flies. I think you OD'd it.



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    Quote (Pyro @ Nov. 15 2002,01:02)
    I think it might have to do with the fat content of wax works. CPs don't tend to do well with fatty material, it seems to promote fungal growth.[/QUOTE]
    I agree 100%
    Any high fat insect will rot a VFT trap and as far as I know, the only CPs who don't seem to care about fat are Neps and pitchers.
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