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    Thanks boxofrain. I always appreciate a recomended supplier.
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    Hey all. Sorry to hijack this thread, but I figured I might as well ask here rather than open up a brand new thread.

    I have a U. Gibba as well living in a pint mason jar a couple inches under some grow lights. It's been happily growing, but I haven't done anything to feed it. I have a loose mixture of peat at the bottom of the jar (the plant isn't touching the peat though). I read on here that I should be able to just grab some leaves from the back yard, toss it into the container and that will provide enough "bugs" for the thing to eat. Am I reading that right?

    I really want the thing to flower and am thinking maybe just floating in the jar isn't providing enough food for it. The nearest lake has had problems with blue/green algae and I'd rather not introduce that into the jar so I'm opting away from a cup full of lake water.

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    it is a combination of factors. critical mass and it seems to need to attach and bury part of itself in the substrate to flower. So small tank works. i have mine in a mixture of peat and sand. just keep filling water on occasion.

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    But what of food? Will tossing some leaves in bring enough for it to eat?

    Tomorrow I'm going to add more peat to the water and let it intermingle with soil.

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    I didn't add anything. but invertebrates I am certain came with the original plants

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    I have found in most cases you almost have to TRY not to have aquatic organisms multiply. I have daphnia and other small critters in the water trays and terrariums of my potted plants (not not even for aquatic plants, mind you). I did absolutely nothing to encourage them.
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    That's U. gibba doing the flowering and Aldrovanda is sharing the tank with them. Mosquitoes seem to be the food supplier for them. I'm doing nothing else. I have no idea what species of snails they are. The Aldrovanda died out this year, unfortunately..

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