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    Drosera snacking on betta pellets and baby crickets

    Hey all

    I'm still playing with my new camera, so here's a few more pics -

    Each betta food pellet is about 1.5mm diameter, maybe 2. The ones the adelae plantlet is eating are crushed bits of a betta pellet.

    They should be digested completely in 1-2 weeks (less mess than using bugs too). Does anyone else use betta pellets on their sundew?

    I did feed some pellets to the capensis, but I thought the shot with the crickets might be a little more interesting.

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    I should post my photos from last year. I was experimenting with vegetarian alternatives for the sundews. I found that beans, nuts and Boca burgers are a great choice. Avocados aren't, only because they dry out, and then the plant looses interest.

    I gotta upload the images, I'll post the tomorrow, maybe.
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    Nice pics! your plants look great
    Yes, I used Betta pellets (crushed up) a lot last year, when i had time to feed them. For fun, here's a pic of D. admirabilis 'Ceres' curling up around several pellets:

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    I've been using freezed dried bloodworms for sundews and butterworts, and reserved Betta pellets for young Neps.

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    We have feral cats in the area.....


    I found that *live* fleas don't make good butterwort food; they are so slick, they just walk right off the leaf!
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