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    Ever felt a lack of insects? Too tired to buy crickets? Bummed out from killing cute lol bugs? If so, i have an alternative to feeding sundews...Pellet Fish Food!

    I tried putting a pellet fish food on my care sundew, and in a bout a day, the pellet was engulfed by the leaf and dew was everywhere! Try it!

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    Actually I have tried pellet fish food...it worked well enough for my droserae, but it burned a hole in the leaves of my mex. pings.
    Maybe the piece was too big,
    but in any case it would probably be best to use dried blood worm for pings and droserae.




    (Edited by CP2k at 4:37 pm on April 5, 2002)


    (Edited by CP2k at 2:23 am on April 18, 2002)

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    I know some people who have great success with milk.

    In my experience milk works excellent with Heliamphora.

    Every few weeks one or two drops in 30% of the pitchers....

    Martin

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    I did not have a very good experience with pellet fish food...it wasn't the fish food's fault, but let's just say it ended up with dozens of maggots squirming around a dead S. purpurea venosa. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

    I much prefer rehydrated freeze-dried bloodworms.

    Chris

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    On impulse I purchase a fruit fly culture at a local petstore. After starting a few more cultures off of it I had fruit flys running out my ears and when I tried to feed my sundews over 3/4 of the flys hopped away.Luckly the sundews were outside. Solution: I dumped the flys into a bag tied it shut and stuck it in the freezer. Now I have fresh food to feed my sundews and pitcher plants.
    Marjorie

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    Hey Dionaea Enthusiast,

    Just wanted to say thanks. I'm sitting here perusing the forums eating my lunch and as I take a bite of my noodles, I read "... let's just say it ended up with dozens of maggots squirming around a dead S. purpurea venosa" Very nice mental image when eating noodles and hamburger. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    D. Buck.

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    I read from someone that they cut two holes in a milk jug and put some wet fruit loops or something in it, and it gets full of gnats. Then they blow through one hole blowing the gnats out the other and onto the sundews.

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    There's one thing I hate, and one thing I fear. I absolutely hate flies( especialy fruit flies) and maggits freak me out a whole lot. Once, while watching the Discovery channel, I saw a Komodo Dragon eating a carcass. It lifted its head, and maggits were all over its face, crawling and squirming. There must have been hundreds. Then I screamed out of shear disgust.

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