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    I just got some blood worm and dipped them in water with diluted half or fourth strength of 'Epiphytes Delight'. I'll post some results on plants fed this way and plants that aren't fed in a month.

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    For that, I think the main hurdle to overcome is fungus. Generally, if you have a plant growing in a terrarium with condensation on the walls(only lowland neps seem to enjoy this), the humidity is too high and mold will almost certainly appear on the bloodworm. Dabbing the mold with 70% isropopyl(hmmm am I spelling that correctly?[img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]) alcohol will kill it, but it also damages your plants. So, watch out for fungus and don't feed bloodworms to plants in an extremely high humidity environment.
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    I have never had problems with fungus, mold etc. with butterworts, only drosera. It seems that once the insect etc. is broken down on the leaves of the butterwort the remains don't become covered with mold or fungus even if the humidity is very high, while the opposite happens with my drosera. I think that the secretions of pings contain some sort of fungicide etc.

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    I read the same thing. I've also never had fungal nightmares with pings. But Drosera are another story entirely...I just need to remember to increase ventilation in terraria if I notice condensation and find the sense to buy a CPU fan.
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    I take care of my fungus problems with drosera by removing the insect carcass after the leaf uncurls.

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    That isn't possible, however, with blood worms, unfortunately.

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    Yes...I just noticed that the blood worm dissolves to "blood" and a whole mess of goo. I just hope it won't mar the leaves.

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