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    Just curious if anyone feeds there sundews that grow in a terrarium or an area which they are not able to catch any food. If so, what?


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    well being that fungus gnats in one concentration or another are almost always present in terrariums so i think they will still get food. i have rotundifolia and a few pygmys that seem to like being in with my neps and i see lil gnats in the traps all the time. and its as enclosed as a CP terrarium should be. they need air cirrculation so i dont totally close up the top. flies and such sometimes make their way into it. the 75 gal tank is kept with a 2 inch by 14 inch opening in the center at the top and the interior still stays at about 85 percent humidity as long as i water every 7 to 10 days.

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    Yes, there are probably plenty of gnats. I also catch in a jar these little spiders that crawl around near my baseboards, and turn the jar upside down and let them lower themselves by a thread onto the plant, and later the leaves have folded over them.
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    i feed mine fishflakes. only the kind for carnivorous fish, though

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    how do you get fungus gnats? i dont have any and i want some.

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    I use dried blood worm meal during the months when the plants are inside. Once outside no feeding is needed, they do that very well without any help needed.

    Be glad you don't have fungus gnats which are a good indication that all is not okey dokey with the mix.
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    well i mean, i see one every once-in-a-while, but i thought they were good fodder for pings, drosera, utrics, genlisea, etc.

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    I feed all of my larger sundew hikari betta pellets. I thought, insectivorous fish, insectivorous plant, whats the difference. They seem to love it, the curl around it quite quickly and the pellets are completely disolved by the plants. No worry of fungus.
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