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    Hi. this weekend, I looked around for oakworms, cause I want to raise them to feed to my plants. I caught some moths,too. and they laid eggs! I want to grow them and feed them to my plants...wah hah hah hahahhah! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] but, would they eat my cps if they ecscaped? could a nep. digest a crysilis(sp?)? or a venus fly trap? or a pitcher plant? and all the other cps... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    Spectabilis73, I would be careful about feeding moth catapillars to your cp's. I made the mistake of putting a small catapillar in my S. Judith Hindle and it managed to get back out. Took me three days to find what was eating the pithcers causing some serious damage to them. Fortunately, it's almost dormancy time so it really doesn't matter that some pitchers have big holes in them. As far as chrysallis, I don't know about those but if you feed them to cp's, you might want to puncture the exoskeleton before feeding.

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    I have fed some of my sars caterpillars... the ones that were ravishing my passiflora... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    I just cut them in half before I dropped them in... I think it made for nice quick absorbtion, and I didn't have a care in the world about them continuing their reign of plant terror...
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    Yah, as long as the the thing is dead first it's fine, just don't give them to VFT (VFT need live food and moth/catapillar will also be to fatty for them most of the time too)
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    You really don't have to feed your CP's much. So is it really worth all the effort? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
    But, if you enjoy raising these worms, then go for it! Could be fun [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    uh oh...I now have about 150 eggs! what do I do?...more like 200-300 hundred eggs! Ahhhh! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] the oakworms return! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

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    They...They...They hatched!Well,40-50 of them [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] they're everywhere in my little enclosure [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] they look so small and helpless, I feel sorry for them.lol [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] my cps are eyeing them suspiciously, and hungerly [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] Mmmmmmm......*licks chops*.......Oakworms [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] lol.

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