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    feeding lightningbugs / fireflys OK?

    Just wondering if the chemicals that light there butts up are harmful to CP's?
    The 2 substances that do the magic are
    Luciferin C11H8N2O3S2
    Adenosine triphosphate C10H16N5O13P3

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    Not sure, But I've heard that they are toxic to many animals....not sure about plants though.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    I've seen the remains of the little buggers in my VFTs. They're still doing just fine, seems like a bug is a bug!

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    you make adenosine triphosphate sound like a bad thing. biology 101 crash course: remember ATP? Adenosine TriPhosphate? the stuff that fuels all cellular metabolism? if anything that should give your plant a HUGE boost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amphirion View Post
    you make adenosine triphosphate sound like a bad thing. biology 101 crash course: remember ATP? Adenosine TriPhosphate? the stuff that fuels all cellular metabolism? if anything that should give your plant a HUGE boost.
    What's even worse is the DiHydrogen Monoxide in their butts. That stuff kills millions of people and plants a year!

    Though the only experience I have with fireflies and cps is that after I put one in a vft the whole plant died back. Don't know if that's why, but it did.
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    could have been because the insect was too huge?
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    biology 101 crash course: remember ATP? Adenosine TriPhosphate? the stuff that fuels all cellular metabolism? if anything that should give your plant a HUGE boost.
    ^^^ This is what I was thinking.^^^ judging primarily by the compound's makeup (ie; carbon,nitrogen,phosphorus, and oxygen), it sounded like plant rocket fuel
    I did feed one to one of my VFT's minus the butt and it "chewed" on it for about 4 days and opened back up, but that was a butt-less firefly. sounds like this may be worthy of an experiment

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrock View Post
    ^^^ This is what I was thinking.^^^ judging primarily by the compound's makeup (ie; carbon,nitrogen,phosphorus, and oxygen), it sounded like plant rocket fuel
    I did feed one to one of my VFT's minus the butt and it "chewed" on it for about 4 days and opened back up, but that was a butt-less firefly. sounds like this may be worthy of an experiment
    You chopped off the butt before hand? Yeesh!
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