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How many pellets do you put in? Does it result in significant growth? I think this may seem easier because there is no extra things needed to do.
If youre referring to me, as I said I put 6 pellets in, which is roughly 1 fly.
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Oh no sorry.. That was meant for hardy
I like Zoo Med's "Anole Food" and "Leopard Gecko Food". Oddly, they are both the same product: dried flies. And oddly, neither anoles or leopard geckos eat dried flies. However carnivorous plants do! I feed this to my sundews by crushing up a pinch of flies and adding a few drops of water to make a paste. Then I drop some onto a sundew leaf and they curl up all around the fly paste. Yum!
With pitchers, you can just drop the dried flies into the pitcher and let them do the rest.
I like this because it is convenient to use and it's something they would encounter out in the wild.
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Last edited by Acro; 12-04-2014 at 03:27 AM.
That's awesome!! They have that at my local pet shop as well.. Have you seen in an increase in leaf or pitcher size?
Lately I've been feeding "fresh" pitchers dubia roach nymphs, while filling old pitchers with a dilute solution of better gro orchid plus and Jobe's organic fertilizer. On top of this I spray everything down weekly with 1/8th strength better gro. So far everything seems to love it and are putting on good growth. The plants are in very bright light though (20-60k lux, roughly equivelent to full sunlight) and may not have taken to the ferts as well with less light.
I use betta pellets on small neps and seedling drosera, then older plants get gold fish pellets, I don't have time to catch and feed everyone so it is easy and great.
Adding small increments (1 or 2) is safe and won't blacken the pitcher, so you can add small amounts daily to test the upper limit for your pitchers.
Just make sure the pellet is completely submerged when feeding small pitchers or else it will mold.