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    Quote (BigCarnivourKid @ Feb. 21 2003,02:39)
    FlytrapGurl,
    Don't give up on the pellets completely. I fed a 3 of my N. ventricosa pitchers a pellet of my daughter's Beta fish food a couple of weeks ago, and they had no problems with them.[/QUOTE]
    I might try the betta pellets... the ones I used were about an eighth of an inch long each. They were probably too big. A new experiment will be underway as of tomorrow: betta pellets.

    New chart:

    Betta pellets experiment(starting tomorrow): S. pururea and large green dragon VFT
    Milk experiment(already underway): the same S. purpurea, but in a different pitcher
    Dried bloodworm experiment(already underway): common VFT
    Fish food flake experiment(already underway): small green dragon VFT

    I'll keep you posted.
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    i am also doing this experiment . I am using hikari carnivorous fish pellets , i won't be doing this experiment muc since this food is very very expensive . so far i fed it to my pitcher plants and sundews . i am waiting to see the effects .

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    Update! Nothing new today. Everyone is still digesting. I'll keep you posted.
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    Don't judge results by what a flytrap does. It is driven by movement more than most of the other cp. The fish pellet that rotted the VFT trap may work with pitcher plants. Also, use small food over larger pieces.
    I tried small chunks of earthworm once, and that was just too rich. Keep experimenting and keep us informed.

    Regards,

    Joe

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    well, no wonder the flytrap trap rotted!!! did you soak it in distilled water for an hour before usung it? If not, that is the problem! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] now you can uncross fish food pellets!

    darnet, clicking on iB Code doesn't work! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]

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    Update! Well, today all the traps are done digesting and open except for the large green dragon VFT's trap that is starting to rot because of the fish food pellet. The small green dragon VFT's trap that I fed the flake to is open, but fungus is starting to rot it since I didn't crumble the flake into powder before using it. Stupid me!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] The common VFT's trap that I fed the dried bloodworms to is open, but it's completely brown and dead. ***sigh*** But there's light in this hole of darkness, too! The purpurea that I fed the milk to is going into another growth spurt! Just a couple days ago, a cute lil' new pitcher popped up! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] The new pitcher grew half an inch in three days!!! So, I'm convinced that the milk is a cause of this, as it was the first time I used milk with this plant last year. Anyways, a new field of experiments will start today. New chart:



    Betta pellets: S. purpurea
    Crumbled up fish food flakes: large green dragon VFT
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    Oh yah, the fish food pusher for Neps would be me, lol. It's awsome isn't it? I also use it for my baby sundew and my VFTs that skipped dormancy.

    So far, I've had success with:
    Betta Bio Gold
    Cichlid Gold(uh did I spell that right?)
    and
    Cichlid Compleat

    I would immagin flake would be okay for some plants, but not all. I don't even use it for fish, lol.
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    Quote (FlytrapGurl @ Mar. 01 2003,11:04)
    Update! Well, today all the traps are done digesting and open except for the large green dragon VFT's trap that is starting to rot because of the fish food pellet. The small green dragon VFT's trap that I fed the flake to is open, but fungus is starting to rot it since I didn't crumble the flake into powder before using it. Stupid me!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] The common VFT's trap that I fed the dried bloodworms to is open, but it's completely brown and dead. ***sigh*** But there's light in this hole of darkness, too! The purpurea that I fed the milk to is going into another growth spurt! Just a couple days ago, a cute lil' new pitcher popped up! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] The new pitcher grew half an inch in three days!!! So, I'm convinced that the milk is a cause of this, as it was the first time I used milk with this plant last year. Anyways, a new field of experiments will start today. New chart:



    Betta pellets: S. purpurea
    Crumbled up fish food flakes: large green dragon VFT[/QUOTE]
    Doh! I wish I had seen this post sooner, I could have saved you a lot of VFT traps. I've done extensive work with fish food given to my plants and I know all the tricks to proper digesion.
    1. In VFTs, you MUST stimulate the trap frequently (like every 15 minutes) untill it gets the super tight seal going good, otherwise it won't mater what you fed, the trap will rot.
    2. Just like some insects hurt traps, so do some fish foods. Stay away from cheap foods with high fats and oils and stick with high protien expensive brands for expensive fish. Most fish food is so pathedic in nutrition, I'm amazed the fish don't rot and die from eating it lol. In my earlyer post I listed some good brands.
    3. flake food is always bad, I don't care what is eating it, that stuff is nasty (high risk)

    Bloodworms: These seem to digest okay(even without soaking) but the exoskeliton thingy consistently glues my traps leaves together so when it tries to open up, it gets wrinkly and you have to pop it appart

    Pellot fish food: Remember to get carnivor pellots and know that pellots are solid little balls while crumbles are, well, crumbley. Pellots usually have less fat, so they are better. I've never had problems using them dry, but be sure you get it in the center of the VFT leaf and that it is small. For baby sundew, I crush a pellot and pick up the dust bit on a toothpick placeing one bit per plant on a large leaf. For the tropical piture plants, I just toss a few in.

    The largest impact the pellots have had for me, is that the Nep promply grew 3 new leaves and started swelling a piture. It gets a couple every week right now and continues to put out new leaves [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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