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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanukimo View Post
    I've always wondered, do people move insects so more of it is in contact with the leaf and is digested? Like in the photo above, I would push the crane fly backwards so the leaf could digest more, but does anyone else do that? I do the same for Drosophyllum. It seems like a waste to just have the plant digest a small part of the body, although maybe there is fear of fungus if the insect is too large.
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    I do that.
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    Free or natural catches get no assistance either way. If the "prey" escapes so it goes. Let nature or fate or what ever you want to call it take its own course. The carpet beetle larva is the only one of what I've posted that I "fed" to the plant.
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    I sometimes go above and beyond the call of nature with my indoor Drosera. They simply don't have any bugs to catch most of the year.
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    Drosera aff. macrantha "Swamp Form" with a gnat.

    I was surprised the plant caught the gnat by itself, since I usually keep a plastic bag over it to keep it humid. It must have caught it when I lifted up the bag to feed it.

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    My D. capensis caught a good-sized housefly a few weeks ago. I was very proud and took some celebratory photos.

    When I first noticed, around noon:




    Around 4 hours later:



    Click the photos for very high resolution. The fly was still twitching occasionally when I took that last photo. Drosera are intense.

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    That's a great catch!
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    I love that deep coloration, your capensis is fierce!
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    Nice! Even when I gave mine one, it wasn't able to keep it for long.

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