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    My paradoxa flowered a couple weeks ago, and it is sending up another stalk. The leaves have really shrunk though.


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    Got a Drosera lanata a couple of weeks ago and fed it for the first time yesterday. I was worried the tiny leaves wouldn't be able to handle ants but it turned out okay. It looks to be in better shape than it was when I first got it but I'm worried that it will get squished into the side of the tub once it gets bigger. The ant should give you an idea of the size of the plant. Pictures taken on April 19 and April 27.




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    Congrats on the new D. lanata! 'Definitely one of my very favorite sundews.
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    I use a mixture of cool white and a plant light tubes. The plants seem very happy, they flower like clockwork every year and the D. faloneri get nice and red.
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    About photoperiods

    I have been keeping my petiolaris sundews to a 12-on, 12-off photoperiod. Lately I have been wondering if I can safely, without inducing dormancy, increase the daylight hours somewhat. Any thoughts?
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    What are people feeding these dews? I saw someone mentioned ants. I tried beta bite dust, and blood worms, but got mold in the hot humid conditions these guys like. I tried wingless fruit flies but they seem to be too big for the traps and end up escaping. Guess I could slow them down in the freezer first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugfood View Post
    What are people feeding these dews? I saw someone mentioned ants. I tried beta bite dust, and blood worms, but got mold in the hot humid conditions these guys like. I tried wingless fruit flies but they seem to be too big for the traps and end up escaping. Guess I could slow them down in the freezer first.

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    Some growers who use fish food on dews rinse off the excess after a day or so to avoid mold.

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    I use dilute fish emulsion solution, approx. 1/4 strength as recommended on the bottle. I use a round wooden toothpick to put a single drop on each leaf to be fed or more for very large leaves, such as D. falconeri. I have not found any petiolaris 'dews that don't do well on the stuff and it doesn't induce fungus to grow. There may be some that don't like it, though, as there are a few Drosera in general that don't seem to like it.
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