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    Do you ever feed your plants pieces of yourself?

    Have you ever fed your plants pieces of yourself? For example, I occasionally feed my plants pieces of dead skin, toe-nail clippings, drops of blood, etc.


    Does anyone else do this?
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    What plants have you done this with and what was the effect?

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    It's all fun and games until their tendrils start reaching for you when you're not expecting it...lol!

    The thing I would expect for skin/toenail clippings would be the same as feeding it a cricket that has had all it's "good stuff"(guts) already sucked out of it (yuck) but essentially it's like sitting down to a meal of crab legs only to find the meats all gone and you just have empty shells.

    As for blood that may have nutrients and minerals but it may be too rich and rot the trap. I fed blood worms to my Neps before and a number of traps I did that to rotted. But when I fed them frozen crickets on a weekly/bi-weekly basis they gained progressively larger pitchers and faster growth. I also gave them light doses (1/4 tea spoon per gallon) of Urea Free orchid fertilizer every 3-4 watering (apx. once a week) and overpowered them with lots of light and high humidity. But feeding did really help make them take off compared to before I started feeding them regularly. I've never put my own blood in the pitchers, not out of sqeamishness, it's just, how many cups of blood should I donate to a single 14" N. Miranda pitcher? Much less 6 of them and the 50+ other Neps? I'd haveta slay half the neighborhood! lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halt View Post
    gruesome!

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    Oh yeah, sometimes I cut off a finger or toe for my plants. They really love it...... Lol, reminds me of Little Shop of Horrors. I might try the blood thing once, just to see what would happen.
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    hair is a wonderful expermental vehicle. It dissolves into a gross goup! Ive fed them random chunks of me on occasion...i think we've all tossed the demons a hang nail here or there. Its OK, you can confess.
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    I'm not completely sure why, but this is one of those ideas that I would be too disgusted to attempt.
    Seeing a Drosera regia curl around a drop of my blood would probably make me vomit.
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