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    What do you feed your D. adelae? Can you feed them ants, I was just wondering because some people say that they hurt venus fly traps I was wondering if they hurt sundews too?

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    I just let my D. adelae catch gnats and things from around the house. I don't feed mine, but I imagine an ant wouldn't hurt it any.

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    It usually catched flies and ants and anythinbg that wounders onto it...mostly flies.
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    I don't feed mine. They catch what they will. If you have it in a tank, the food (bugs) often molds due to the high humidity. Some people use tiny bits of eggwhite.

    They grow just fine without food too.
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    IME milk(only a little!) works well in closed containers as it doesn't mold. Ants, on the other hand, quickly grow mold on them.
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    VFT are sensitive to toxins, unlike dews. Feed it whatever, although I would watch the mold thing. I find gnats are ubsessed with getting themselves caught. Set your plant outside in the grass for 5 minutes and it will be fine lol
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    Do you mean toxin's in the food or the soil? I find that vfts eat anything, spiders, bees, ants roaches, beetles, wasps. I feed mine with a consistent diet of bees - the toxins in the sting don't seem to adversley affect the plant.

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