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    Spider building nest on my N.Ventrata

    Should I find the spider and kill it?

    it's been two days.

    The web's getting bigger

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    lol
    I wouldnt kill it

    why should you? it wont hurt your plant

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    I saw videos of it stealing food from the traps. Okay i shall let it live

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    Those are very specific spiders.
    if you are worried about your plant or dont like the spider - move it somewhere else. dont kill it...

    I would love to have a pitcher diving spider in my GH, lol. if you are so lucky to see it happen, feel lucky

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    Even with those particular spiders that do steal potential prey from the traps, they do not steal so much prey as to be truly detrimental to the plant.
    "Blessed are the cracked….
    For they are the ones who let in the light."



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    okay sweet, as long as it doesn't negatively affect my plant. thanks guys!

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    ? Would be cool to see!

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    Sometimes those greedy spiders get their just desserts. It isn't uncommon for spiders to become additional food for carnivorous traps when they try to take the bugs the plant already has caught.
    Come to me flies and crawling bugs. This plant wants to give you great big hugs
    Aren't I pretty, don't I smell good? I'd come to you if I could
    But I can't so you must come to me, I'm sure we will get along splendidly

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