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    calcium powder

    i currently have 2 neps growing in my dart frog enclosure. I feed the frogs with dusted fruit flies (calcium and vitamins) I put the nepenthes in to attract the flies so they dont get too far away from the frogs. Is the calcium and vitamin powder rubbing off from the flies gonna be a problem for the nepenthes?

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    It's not good for them.

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    hm, so is there anyway to prevent damage? ive been misting the plants with clean water to wash it off. is there anything else i can do besides removing the plants from the terrarium?

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    heres an idea: Don't put the neps in. They're frogs...they'll go get the flies if they're hungry enough for them
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    And it'll eliminate the risk of losing a $50 frog to a $25 plant.
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    herenorthere: o of course, the frogs are way bigger than the traps.
    phissionkorps: the frogs are terrestrial and the flies seem to head straight up the glass when i put them. the neps attract them and keep them closer to the ground

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    Rip their wings off or put some sugar water in a bottle cap, and use that...or dab the peristome/under the lid of your neps with a q-tip, then put the q-tip in there
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    i was thinkign about something like sugar water, but in that case, id have to put a screen over the cap to prevent the frogs from getting sugar on them. another problem is that then teh flies would go under the screen and the clumsy frogs would be trying to get them through the screen. i was also thinking about fruit, but that would get moldy quickly in the humdity and be a hassle to remove

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