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    Freezed-Dried CP Food

    The freezed-dried bloodworms are a bit pricey. I'm thinking seriously of collecting the earthworms that appear when it rains and turning them into CP food. Whaddya think? Anyone try it?

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    Not sure worm "mash" is the way to go... Give it a try and report back? I wait for the box elder infestation to happen collect them in Tupperware as they make love... and throw them in the freezer... The occasional box elder will unfreeze a month later and still adds the stimulation needed for the VFT's

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    I recently collected some worms and grubs and put them in the freezer.
    As my nepenthes are pitchering, I am feeding them.
    The plant seem to be fine, I think they enjoy worms.
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    Get a bug zapper and make your own powered insects like Joseph does.

    Wingless/flightless fruitflies are cheap too. I make the media with mashed potato flakes, sugar, baker's yeast. A pinch of brewer's yeast and a dash of vinegar boosts the nutrition. I can find the mashed potato mix, vinegar and sugar at the dollar store. A little bit goes a long way. You just need some jars.

    Sprinkle the flies into another container, freeze 'em and sprinkle, funnel or tweezer feed your plants. I guess you can dry them out and powder 'em if you want.
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    I tried the freezedried thing with sundews, doesn't work too well. It grows fungus very quickly. FD mysis shrimp seems to work well for pitcher plants. I can only guess that krill would be better. If you want smaller foods, daphnia is a good option.

    You could always try freezing mosquito larvae.

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    I have gotten freeze dried blood worms for very cheap $2.00 a bottle. Not very big but i still have it and i have had it for over a year. I don't use them anymore now because i have all of my tropicals outside. So fungus knats are there Breakfest, Lunch, Dinner, and desert.

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    I'll give it a try, since the worms are very inexpensive and plentiful. I'll yet y'all know how it goes.

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