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    What food is best for VFTs?

    What food is best for VFTs?

    What bugs do you use?

    Can you feed them spiders? What about ants? Those would probably be easiest for me. Are crickets good food?

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    Any thing they can catch on there own is good, I feed mine flies, spiders, and sow bugs.

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    I've read sowbugs aren't good because they have too hard of a shell.

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    I stick mine outside and let them fend for themselves. They do a much better job at catching their own than I do catching it for them.
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    I never herd that, it never bothered my vfts. The under side is alot softer and the can't roll up to pretect that area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggy View Post
    What food is best for VFTs?

    What bugs do you use?

    Can you feed them spiders? What about ants? Those would probably be easiest for me. Are crickets good food?

    You don't need to feed them, they get their own food outside. Basically anything that goes in the trap that is small enough to be trapped.

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    As has been said, it's best to place the plany outside and let nature take its course.

    However, if you INSIST on feeding them yourself, there are a few rules of thumb to follow.

    1: BUGS ONLY!!! No people or pet food whatsoever. Ground Beef is too rich and will cause the trap to die and rot.

    2: Any bugs you do offer should only be about 1/2-1/3 the length of the trap it's going to be placed in. Any bigger and the trap will not be able to close completely on it, preventing it from forming a seal and causing rot due to bacterial growth. The same can be caused by bugs with long antennae, legs, etc.

    3: ONLY feed Live Insects. The trap will close when any combination of 2 hairs is triggered, but the actual release of digestive enzymes and sealing of the trap is only triggered by continued stimulation by the insect struggling within. Yes, nature is cruel.

    4: Don't manually feed too often. Each trap is capable of closing and reopening about 3 times before it dies. Tease Sparingly.
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    What food is best for VFTs?
    Whatever it catches on its own as nature intended.
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