I've been practicing breeding fruitflies for my upcoming pair of*dart frogs and I decided to start feeding them to the Nepenthes in my lowland terrarium every week or so. I can't count how many go in each time-maybe 50 or so of the very smallest species of FF -D. melanogaster I think) total there's probably 35-40 pitchers on 5 or 6 different nepenthes (most are on the N. coccinea though). Do you think this is too many flies? They're usually gone within 2 days or so (the tank is sealed BTW)-no escape!
Anyway, I was just curious if I can "overfeed" my Nepenthes with insect prey such as this?
Also I have continued a weekly/bi-weekly misting of the plants with a 1/4 strength Orchid Fertilizer (with a drop of Aquatic Plant trace elements). Meaning when I happen to think of it!
I sure have noticed increased growth when I started doing all this about a month ago (before I only gave the plants pure distilled water). I'll keep doing this routine if it can't eventually hurt the plants any.
Thanks for your thoughts! 8-)
(Edited by swords at 11:14 am on April 29, 2002)