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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyq View Post
    Quick question about freeze-dried bloodworms as drosera food...

    The only bottle I was able to find at my local pet store was this Hikari brand "Blood Worms... with Bio-Encapsulated Multi-Vitamins"...

    It sounds as if the worms with fortified with vitamins during the freeze-dry process... Does anybody have any experience with this brand? I'm a bit worried about using them on my D. capensis for fear of inadvertantly "over"-feeding them (due to the extra "vitamins")...
    Probably won't come as a surprise, but my D. capensis hasn't had a problem with these blood-worms... So, it looks like the extra "vitamins"(?) aren't detrimental after all... *whew*

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    jonnyq,
    I would have mentioned that, but I didn't notice this thread, until now.

    I want to address the earlier post too, about VFT needing live prey to keep the traps closed and initiate digestion. The only thing necessary is to simply have the trap close on the dry fish food, then spray some water into the trap so that the fish food becomes wet. You will have a digestive response, if the fish food is a high protein type.
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    Hi, I have a question. I have the FROZEN kind, which are not dried. Can I use those? They should be good, my fish love them xD

    Anyways, I also have FROZEN brine shrimp, and mysid shrimp... can I use those too?

    http://hikariusa.com/products/bio-pu...lood_worms.php
    http://hikariusa.com/products/bio-pu...ine_shrimp.php
    http://hikariusa.com/products/bio-pu...sis_shrimp.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Clemens View Post
    The only thing necessary is to simply have the trap close on the dry fish food, then spray some water into the trap so that the fish food becomes wet.
    Joseph - this may be a stupid question, but how would one get water into the trap after it's closed? Would you squirt some in there with a pipet or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamlin Dawnstar View Post
    The freeze dried bloodworms are good for Drosera and Pinguicula. Try a light spray of water after you feed, it seems to help the digestion.
    That answers my next question.. I was wondering whether or not this method could be used on pings as well.

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    One thing I don't like about using the stuff is that it makes me sneeze!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFury View Post
    Joseph - this may be a stupid question, but how would one get water into the trap after it's closed? Would you squirt some in there with a pipet or something?
    The edges of the trap where the halves come together will draw it in by capillary action.
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