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    A yay and an oops

    Yay:
    One of my drosera dielsianas is flowering already. I have only had it for a little over a month and fed it betta pellets (thanks Aaron) 10 days ago.



    Oops:
    This is what happens when you give a drosera adelae plantlet more food than it can chew (crushed betta pellets) - I misjudged horribly:

    Before:


    Just after feeding:


    10 days after feeding (today) - I'm pretty sure this one's a goner:

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    Yayoops! Congratulations on the flower. And I'm sure the adelae will come back by roots.
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    I do have two other sets of adelae roots planted just under the soil that may yet sprout something.

    And hey, I learned something about adelae body mass vs betta pellets. Learning experiences are good.

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    Very nice on the D. dielsiana flower! Don't feel bad, I've done the same thing when feeding Drosera. It can be especially difficult on seedlings. There's a fine line between too much and just right. I wouldn't get rid of it just yet. It is possible for it to recover, or make a new plantlet from the roots.
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    1) never feed more than one leaf at a time
    2) clean off remains when the tentacles open. Magnifiers, microsurgery forceps and small watercolor paintbrushes are a must. If you can't find microsurgery instruments (surgical/dental supply) try small eyebrow tweezers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    1) never feed more than one leaf at a time
    2) clean off remains when the tentacles open. Magnifiers, microsurgery forceps and small watercolor paintbrushes are a must. If you can't find microsurgery instruments (surgical/dental supply) try small eyebrow tweezers.
    err, what if its naturally caught ?

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    If it's naturally caught you're not feeding it. Clean it off just the same when it's done eating (or if mold starts).
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    Adelae is usually bomb proof, I left it outside in frost and it is still growing. I wouldn't brother feeding it not matter how big or healthy it gets, there is just no need.

    Nice flower too, congrats!

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