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Thread: What critter do you feed the most to your neps?

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    Well, I was buying live crickets for a while, but I recently made switch to something free.

    Since I was recently spitting fire wood, I found these fat, juicy grubs that live in the wood & fall out when it's split. I can get quite a few from just one (rather large) log. delicious & nutricious!
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    I feed my neps beetles that I have acquired from a forum member. My ground neps catch ants and flying insects and my hanging basket neps catch flying insects usually mosquitos, gnats, and moths.

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    1. Grasshoppers: the 4" beasts that I find in the garden. Freeze, chop, and feed. Its great for the larger neps.

    2. Termites: At least once a year, it rains and the next day all the winged termites come out and land in the pool. I skim them out, roll them into balls appropriately sized for the pitcher, and drop them in.

    3. Mosquito larvae: Similar to the termites. Just scoop 'em, roll 'em, and into the pitcher they go.

    4. Ants: I discovered these when I had a few neps in a makeshift mini greenhouse outside. I'd have whole trails pouring into the pitchers on my N. mirabilis x khasiana. The pitchers all filled a solid 1/3 way with ant carcasses and the plant grew from a rooted cutting to 2 feet in a few months.

    5. For the little neps, I use fruit flies or termites left over from feeding the tarantula spiderlings.

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    wow ill have to try some of these myself! i seem to go better with the grubs because of theif soft body. there must be someone out there that used june bugs or snails/slugs... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img]
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    Schloaty,

    When you are spitting wood do you spit the grubs directly into the pitchers and do you chew them first?

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    i use store bought crickets usually. you can get them in different sizes for different sized plants, they're relatively cheap, and easy to aquire (just go to a pet store). i just bring them home, throw them in the freezer for a while, them feed them to my plants.
    i also use dried blood worms. just dump a small amount into the pitcher and your set. these are also available at any petstore.
    in the past i have tried blood meal, hard boiled egg whites, 2% milk, hard boiled egg whites, protien drinks, even ground up herbal suppliments (bee caps).
    the crickets and blood worms are by far the easiest and best in my opinion.

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    Does firstborn male child constitute food? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] When I had mine outside and dissected an old pitcher, I found predominantly yellow jackets in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]2. Termites: At least once a year, it rains and the next day all the winged termites come out and land in the pool. I skim them out, roll them into balls appropriately sized for the pitcher, and drop them in.
    i would be careful...the chlorine might hurt the plants...
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