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    Wow. A lot of this topic has been a major downer. I seriously don't see what's wrong with feeding fish to CPs. All organisms would suffer, not just a fish. You might say 'Feeding a Nepenthes a fish is against nature!' but most insects that people feed their CPs are rather different from what they get in the wild. I don't discriminate against 'lower' life forms. I believe insects have just as much of a right to live as fish or we do.

    That's why I feed people to my CPs...

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    Dlybrand,
    I vote for you!
    Anyways...just think about how many fishes and how many animals are given to stupid death...in my case this fish has served to something usefull.
    When I will put outside the plant I will close the trap so that no insect will fall inside.My Objective is to check in some months what there will be the effectives rest of this fish.
    I tried 10 minutes ago to take a pic of the death fish but I did not succed to do nice and visible pics. Maybe I will try in the next days.
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    LUDWING777,
    I did not know a clue about fishes...I just went into a animal shop and I asked an ILL and CHEAP avaiable fish for my carnivorous plant and the shop keeper gave me this one. Next time I will try to give something that will die a little earlier.
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    What a cruel way of having fun... Just sad - now I know what posts I have to ignore when visiting this forum again. I'm also shocked about the enormous agreement of the community on this "experiment"...

    And if u can't see a difference between an insect and a higher organised organism, your biological education surely won't be very high...

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    ......... are you sure that you havent killed anything? even by mistake?
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    Goldi, Goldi,
    you cannot take all so serious by posting your first message here.
    I live in a city and I cannot let eat to my truncata all what she would catch in nature ( rats, little snakes, frogs and little birds ).
    be sure that I will not kill my dog for a carnivorous plant!
    Let's remain in argument. I am the first person that I give also white egg and milk to my plants, but now time has arrived to make some supervisor experiments how leggends in the books are telling us!

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    @fc3srx713b: The point here is that its done intentionally - for amusing or say "scientifical"-interest. And I really don't see any sense in feeding a fish to a nepenthes.

    @MrAga: Any literature tells u that prey like a bird or a rat are exceptions for nepenthes, so there is no need to feed such animals! What results do you expect? Do you really think you will see a big difference in growth?

    Such a carelessness makes me angry.

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    I don't see a problem with it. He said he asked for an Ill fish from the pet store. I;m sure if the fish was a healthy one the store person would have given him some feeder fish. I mean come on guys. Doesn't motion stimulate the release of the enzymes in the pitchers? How do we know that didn't kill the fish? I don't see it any differently than me feeding my snakes mice, and NO I do not feed them prekilled or frozen. They prefer live mice, and were not trained to eat prekilled. So now that they are the ages they are its hard to train them otherwise. And you may say yes but a snake eats mice in the wild. Um Ball pythons are from Africa. Yes they may eat mice in the wild too, but I would suspect its not solely that. Its called the food chain. It may not be the way it was in the wild, but NONE of the plants kept in captivity or animals for that matter are given 100% natural conditions so I think a lot of folks are being too sensitive because of someone saying the word gore. Get real. Seeing a fish skeleton in the pitcher is no different than seeing a bugs exoskeleton in the pitcher. They are both serve the same purpose in the animals its just that one is internal and the other is external. Granted a fish is more developed than the insect, or is it? How do we know what came first, and is more developed? Thats our guess, and since we cannot talk with either we assume. So take from it what you will. If you think its cruel thats fine if not thats cool too, but I don't think you should bash the guy for it. What makes that fish different from a feeder fish you would feed to your Oscar? The fact that its a garami vs a goldfish makes no since. Technically a fish is a fish. The fact that he asked for an ill fish tells me he wasn't looking for the healthy-est fish in the first place. Don;t you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet?

    Goldi I intentionally feed my snakes live mice too, and there are occasions the snake misses and hits the side of the box scaring the Heck out of the mouse in doing so. I can see the mouses heart beating out of his chest before finally getting struck by the snake the second time. Its a fact of life, and the world is not all bubblegum and gumdrops!! Heck that would be cruel in and of itself to be like that. LOL
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