User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 9 to 16 of 17

Thread: What do you feed your plants?

  1. #9
    Guest
    Should I refrigerate the crickets for a while first to slow them down enough to plop them in? Or do you use freeze-dried crickets?

  2. #10

    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Marshfield, MA (US) USDA zone 6 cold-temperate coastal
    Posts
    454
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Small, live insects seem to work best (e.g. fruit flies for most sps.). Freeze-dried bloodworms, sold as fish food, are a good substitute. Then there is synthetic fertilizer: I often mist the foliage of everything but Dionaea and Utricularia 1-2 monthly with no more than 1/4 teaspoon per gallon water during the growing season.

    Quote
    Does anyone here have experience with Daphnia or other water creatures for aquatic CP's?[/QUOTE]

    When I grew Utricularia radiata, I used Daphnia pulex (D. magna is too large) for food until, well, both of them died. (the daphs didn't like the acidic water and the utric didn't like me).

    Quote
    Does anyone here have experience with Daphnia or other water creatures for aquatic CP's?[/QUOTE]

    Cool...never heard of someone doing that. Do you just apply it in small amounts to the leaves? How's the humidity around the plants?
    Chris Roy
    Eastern Massachusetts, United States

    I have only made this letter rather long because I have not had time to make it shorter. - Blaise Pascal

  3. #11
    It's been one of dem days BigCarnivourKid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    I live in Chaffee County, Colorado, USA
    Posts
    3,673
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't feed my plants during the winter. The Sars. & VFT are still dormant. The sundews catch the gnats that are in my other house-plants. My U. gibba is still recovering from being shipped from Texas. So everything is pretty much on cruise control for now. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
    ---Steve Allinger---

    How come chicken fingers are bigger than buffalo wings?

    My Grow List

  4. #12

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Oswego, New York, U.S.A.
    Posts
    5,290
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Finely ground up overpriced commercial plant dealers. Happily, they are getting harder to find all the time. Ba ba boom!
    "Grow More, Share More"

  5. #13

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    somewhere in NJ
    Posts
    1,230
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Arrow

    Ants and mealworms for my Nepenthes. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    Gnats for my sundews. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

  6. #14
    Guest
    ha ha Tamlin [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

  7. #15
    technoracer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    584
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    milk in the sarr's and neps? what kind, like 2%? whole? how much i'm interested...

    technoracer
    Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
    Some days you're the pigeon, some days you're the statue.

  8. #16
    It's been one of dem days BigCarnivourKid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    I live in Chaffee County, Colorado, USA
    Posts
    3,673
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Technoracer, I used a drop of whole milk in one of my Saracenia pitchers and noticed a growth spurt. I would not advise you to try this without reading the thread by RamPuppy et. al. that was done earlier this summer. He experimented with milk, as did several others. It has the potential to cause problems with your plant.
    ---Steve Allinger---

    How come chicken fingers are bigger than buffalo wings?

    My Grow List

  9. Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

    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
    •