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    Hi Jimscott. I've used freeze dried bloodworms on my Drosera and Nepenthes. As with both, I saw now positive or negative results, or at least no noticeable positive or negative results. I simply dropped a few in a nepenthes pitcher, or stuck a whole one to a drosera leaf. I did not notice any mold growth or decline in the plants. I used the rest of the bloodworms as fish food.
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    Drying the worms just removes the water, the nutrients are still there. That's a good idea from Tamlin- the plants would have to rehydrate the stuff before it could begin digesting it otherwise.
    that makes no logic

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    that makes no logic
    Ironically, this is logical!

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    I know this is an old thread, but didn't think it was necessary to start a new thread so just wanted to ask a few quick questions about feeding VFT's

    1) So is it better to re-hydrate the FD Bloodworms before feeding it to a VFT? also, if rehydrating is in order, should i use distilled water for this process too and how soaked should it be? i.e. just very slightly misted, or soaked in distilled water for like 5min...

    2) How much and how often should you feed FD Bloodworms to your VFT? coz i've heard feeding them once a month is sufficient, but never worked out how much you should feed, or how many traps you should feed...

    3) My friend gave me some i'm guessing Freeze Dried Meal Worms, would they be okay to feed to my venus fly trap or would they cause problems due to having a "waxy" coating

    4) Is there any other types of fish food thats known to be safe for feeding VFT's since i'm an avid fish keeper i tend to have a few types of food laying around...

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    VFT's need something living and struggling to get away. They should be kept outside where the food comes to them.

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    Why don't you use fish pellet? seems it more easy to find, and just crush it whenever you want to use it, my drosera react well a few day after i feed it =D

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    Make sure you aren't allergic... Several years ago I was crushing them for pings and, apparently, I inhaled some dust that floated up into the air. I went into anaphylaxis. Worst day ever. Since then I keep an epi-pen in case some other completely random thing thing makes my throat close and my face swell up.

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    From another forum:

    (droseraman @ 20th March 2010 - 21:57 PM) *
    I tried using a beta bite pellet in 3 different traps. I "set off" the trigger hairs, and it closed, but oddly, they soon opened up again, and nothing had been digested! I tried closing the traps 2 more times, but they never did anything.

    No rot for me, though.


    As Mobile says, setting off the trigger hairs is not enough. These hairs have a 'safety switch' built in so that if they're activated by a rain drop or an insect thats small enough to get through the teeth (too small to be worth digesting), they will open up again without sealing and so conserve energy.

    For them to close completely, after the initial actvation which makes the traps 'snap shut', the trigger hairs need to be stimulated more to make the trap seal and produce the digestive fluids.

    Youv've really got to love 'em - intellegent plants, brilliant!

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