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    Sundews not finishing their meal

    Adelae have feasted on small fruit flies this year and now have them stuck all over them and look like they have been covered in dirt. Were they never told to clean their plate or that other plants are starving in other areas of the world? Could be attention-seeking to get me to get the forceps and gently remove the partially eaten caracsses?
    I did watch for a while as a small spider escaped them the other day. I may have to clean them up. It is like a plant that is bearing dirt fruit.

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    It probably doesn't look like it to you, but your plant is, in fact, eating.
    The plant will only digest the "juices" of the insect, never the skeletal structure. That's why you find the remaining carcasses littered on the leaves.

    Don't worry about removing them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theyellowdart View Post

    Don't worry about removing them.

    True. I read in "The Savage Garden" that spiders and other insects will be tempted to eat the carcasses and will accidentally get caught themselves.
    "I may be on the side of angels, but do not mistake me for one."

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    Wind and rain is what cleans them off in nature.
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