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    Feeding ants?

    This time of year in the Northwest we get a few ants that come into our house.
    What would you feed the ants to? I have VFT, Pings, Sundews a few pitchers?

    I tried a D.spatulata yesterday, came back 6-8 hours later and the ant was
    still alive and kicking it's legs..

    Suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steverd View Post
    This time of year in the Northwest we get a few ants that come into our house.
    What would you feed the ants to? I have VFT, Pings, Sundews a few pitchers?

    I tried a D.spatulata yesterday, came back 6-8 hours later and the ant was
    still alive and kicking it's legs..

    Suggestions?
    You need to develop as much patience as your spatulata.........
    Judge not lest ye be judged creates a cesspool. Judge others and prepare to be judged by them.
    Just know when to keep the verdict to yourself.

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    The vft's would not work this time of year. Their traps do not close during dormancy.

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    It really depends on the weather. I moved my VFTs from the garage back outside last week, accidentally triggered a trap and it closed quite quickly. It was quite warm here in the Pacific northwest recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtisconners View Post
    The vft's would not work this time of year. Their traps do not close during dormancy.
    They do, but very slowly if it's cold. No one should have any business feeding their temperate plants during dormancy anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SerMuncherIV View Post
    They do, but very slowly if it's cold. No one should have any business feeding their temperate plants during dormancy anyway.
    Yeah, you're right. It's just not natural, there are no insects to eat in winter. I was just pointing out that it wouldn't work.

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    Sounds like Sundews is the answer then.
    All of my sundews are active and sticky right now.

    Thanks everyone!

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    I think the pings would like them too.

    If your pitcher plants are Nepenthes (tropical) they will also enjoy them. Mine have been eating swarms of ants on my windowsill with no additional help.

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