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Thread: Feed your sundews- incredibly fast growth and flowers (DUW)

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    does this mean if you feed your vfts, they wont lose as much energy during flowering, or different concept?

    in my avatar, you can see some fish food. xP

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    That is correct. I have to relate it to sundews, but my D. venusta coccicaulis typically produces very small leaves when flowering as it is using up a lot of energy to produce a 1 foot flowerstalk. When fed, the leaves only shrink slightly, and after it finishes flowering, it immediately produces massive leaves again. Same goes for any sundew.
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    Does anyone here spritz the leaves after feeding or do you leave all of the digesting and stimulation up to the plants?

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    I actually don't do anything special. I just give them the dry pellets and the dew soaks it up and then turns it to a goo, which it then absorbs. Nothing is left after it gets done eating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baylorguy View Post
    Does anyone here spritz the leaves after feeding or do you leave all of the digesting and stimulation up to the plants?
    That's what I've been told to do.

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    Misting lightly after feeding when using dried foods helps insure complete digestion. Some species such as Drosera anglica don't seem to produce huge droplets of dew and bits of undigested dried food quickly grow mold or fungus. It also helps to remove any left over bits after a few days.

    The problem with using cheap betta pellets is that they are made in China. With all the problems with food products of Chinese origin for humans and pets I don't trust the stuff. You'd probably be safer off paying the premium prices for the stuff manufactured in Japan.
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    NAN and Jim -

    I guess I can give it a shot. I worry mostly about my mexican pings. I finally have a steady cultivation technique down after losing most of my collection a few months ago to rot. I have to admit, I am a bit gun shy when someone tells me to mist my pings!

    I'll give it a try (lightly mist them of course).

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    Actually, the brand of Betta Fish food pellets I use are called BETA Bites, made in the USA.
    I tend to use small enough pieces that even my D. anglica has no remaining food left in its trap after a week.
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