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    MealWorms, or not MealWorms, that is the Question...

    I'm thinking to start feeding my Rafflesiana with dried mealworms once per week but I dont know if I can just put the worms straight on the pitchers or I should smash the worms a little in order to break the exoskeleton...

    What you recommend?

    Is there some other kind of dry food that I can use?



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    I would crush them a bit.
    freeze dried crickets or bloodworms should be in the pet stores in the same section as the mealworms. I don't know which is better though.
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    i use live mealworms, they dont stink or rot the pitchers. Ive never tried any dry food...i didnt think it would work because the plant doesnt really "eat" it, but kinda sucks the "juice"(lol my ignorance is bliss)

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    I'm going for the dry ones to store the food more easy, my Rafflesiana is the only one that is geting too big to keep "eating" ants from the yard... plus we are going to spray arround the house soon, and to hunt ants is a time consuming process, etc, etc.

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    i heard koi pellet is pretty good, i'll try it out soon.
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    You could just fertilize all of your Nepenthes through the soil. It's much easier, less time consuming, and better results (in my opinion).

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    I feed mine live mealworms, but I keep geckos so I always have a steady supply on hand from my breeding colony.

    I generally pop a mealie in any new open pitcher.

    But if i was going freeze-dried, I'd probably go ahead and crumble them up.
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    I keep puting some bugs on the pitchers because is kind of cool to tell people that I was feeding my plants and I feel that do this is a more "natural" way to fertilize...

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