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    my new green ampullaria is doing excellent, but this is the second pitcher i found with not much digestive juice. i am using the water tray method, and is not drying out much.its growing pretty good, i was just wondering if it is normal for amps to not have muh juice, or am i doing anything wrong? i am thinking about filling it up a little
    i'll try to get a pic up soon
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    I have read that many pitchers are nearly dry until stimulated by a moving bug.
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    N. ampullaria doesn't make much juice- it collects rain water, hence the open lid.

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    ahhh so maybe i should put a little distilled water in it aye

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    no it makes juice! did u get it in the mail? if so most of the juices would be gone anyways. if there is juice(even a small amount) it is normal. once a bug is put in there more and more juices will come up. but the bug has to be alive
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    yea i had it for about 2 months now and it is on its 3rd pitcher. i will try to catch a bee or somethin tomarrow.

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    well i put a medium sized slug in there today (alive) and to my surprise the digestive juice did not act upon it. i turned the lights off for a minute and the slug started to clime out . i guess alive slugs are not good insects for pitchers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (peanuts1gang @ May 21 2006,7:21)]i guess alive slugs are not good insects for pitchers.
    Actually slugs are not insects at all, alive or dead.

    They do eat plants though, so I don't like them anywhere near mine.

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