User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 9 to 13 of 13

Thread: What is the best non-insect food for CPs?

  1. #9
    Moderator Joseph Clemens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    2,539
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by emre View Post
    Oh, I meant live and adult insects of course. Do you have any VFTs? If so, do you feed them with the powder you've described? I guess I could just try some pulverised bloodworms.
    I have fed VFTs with some of the insect powder, bloodworms and/or tubifex worms, I add a little water or fertilizer sol'n to make a thick paste, or use thawed, previously frozen bloodworms. There are lots of ways to get it to work.

    Good advice from Baylorguy, be careful, there's a warning on some bloodworm labels, too.
    Joseph Clemens
    Tucson, Arizona, U S A

  2. #10

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    57
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for all the replies. I guess mixing the bloodworm powder in some RO water will do the trick (pic below.) I have frozen bloodworms, too. The question is, how do you trigger the digestion response in VFTs? I had this problem with fruitflies as well, they just don't seem to trigger digestion. The trap opens one day after feeding and the fruitfly is there, not digested. Only houseflies have worked with my VFT so far.

    Incidentally, that's my "pellet soup" for feeding my freshwater clam. I guess that's the idea.


  3. #11
    Moderator Joseph Clemens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    2,539
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Every time I've used a "paste" of dead insects in Dionaea muscipula traps, they had no problem responding. Hopefully you'll have a similar result. But be careful of using too much, overdoing it can damage or destroy a trap.
    Joseph Clemens
    Tucson, Arizona, U S A

  4. #12
    SDCPs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    1,188
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You have to make the trap think something living is inside. To do this, simply squeeze the closed trap a couple times in a period of 30 minutes or so. The trigger hairs will be stimulated, and the trap will seal.

  5. #13

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    57
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by SDCPs View Post
    You have to make the trap think something living is inside. To do this, simply squeeze the closed trap a couple times in a period of 30 minutes or so. The trigger hairs will be stimulated, and the trap will seal.
    Thanks! I assumed something like this would do the trick, but I was afraid to damage the trap. I'll try it.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Anyone have insect pins?
    By Jimmy in forum Carnivorous Plant Trading Post
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-29-2009, 10:03 PM
  2. Insect poison on Cps
    By klasac in forum Sundews (Drosera), Byblis, Drosophyllum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-20-2009, 04:00 PM
  3. If you were an insect
    By Grey Moss in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-08-2008, 05:39 PM
  4. Can i feed this insect?
    By upper in forum Venus Flytrap (Dionaea ) Care Information & Tips
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-20-2008, 06:28 PM
  5. Please help me ID this insect...
    By Leo in forum Venus Flytrap (Dionaea ) Care Information & Tips
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-27-2002, 10:46 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •