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    Your favorite food for plants

    What are your favorite bugs, pellets or etc. you use to feed your plants. Also what are the effects that it has on your plants?

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    I like using the tetra flakes. The king tiger and hamata seem to love it. Pitchers
    and leaves gain girth and green up quite a bit.


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    Oh really? I've never heard of this one.. Do you put about a pinch in new pitchers ?

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    I wrote a article for ICPS about DBW feeding. http://www.carnivorousplants.org/how...dingDBWSBS.php

    My plants thrive on dbw since years.

    Hope this help a bit!

    Francois
    Last edited by Maiden; 12-01-2014 at 09:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenny_planter View Post
    Oh really? I've never heard of this one.. Do you put about a pinch in new pitchers ?
    I generally take 2-3 pinches of it, then mash it as HARD as i possibly can into a dust.
    I will then take a micro pipette and add 1-2 full pipettes worth of rainwater to the flake dust
    and make a slurry of it. Then, suck it up and add 1-2 drops inside of a single pitcher.
    (make sure NONE of the solution touches the sides of the pitcher other than were the glands
    and digestive fluids are.)

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    I put 6 beta fish pellets in each pitcher everytime the plant opens a new pitcher. (Obviously the quantity of the pellets are decreased or increased depending on the size of teh plant, but 6 pellets roughly= 1 fly.)
    ~Burgeoning connoisseur of all things ventricosa or otherwise tubby.~

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    I use Freezed dried bloodworms, pulverized into a powder, sprinkled on sundews and butterworts.

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    powdered dried blood worms. sometimes i inhale the dust though and have a sneezing fit or i get a bit of dust in my eye and its real bad. Ive been meaning to order some dehydrated daphnia to see if im not so allergic to those

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