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    Hi i was wondering if i should drop a ant in the tank with my U.gibba do u think the ant is to big for the u.gibba to eat?
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    I'd avoid ants. The main problem that I can see is that ants don't swim too well [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    no i dont mean for it to swim, ive heard that if the "creature" is near a trap it wil suck it in along with some water. So if drop the ant in and he floats around eventulally he will get near a trap and get sucked in right?
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    I have actaully tried that before with a tiny ant with my U.gibba. I placed it near a trap that was floating on the surface. Nothin happned.
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    Possibly but first it'd have to get near a trap, which will probably be underwater, and the ant will likely float until it dies and then it won't be moving when it gets near a trap so won't trigger it.
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    I would think would be that the ant would be too large to get past the guard bristles on the trap. It's a purely mechanical trap, so it needs a defense against being triggered by passing debris.

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    Wes,
    I will put some daphina in with the U. gibba I am sending you. Hopefully they will repoduce faster than they get eaten.
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    Magore,
    Ihave been thinking of getting some daphnia for my utricularia. What type do you suggest magna or pulex or does it matter?
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