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    Quote Originally Posted by droseraguy View Post
    You can feed the non-living bugs to them but you need to stimulate the trigger hairs a couple of times after the initial closing. Sticking a toothpick inside the traps and gently rocking back and forth or "gently" massaging the trap from the outside works for me.
    I never found that to be neccessary... and you risk damaging the plant

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    You put them in the freezer?! You're supposed to put them in the refrigerator, just to slow their metabolism down.
    LOL! That sounds like something I would do!

    I actually thought they were supposed to be put in the freezer as well... good thing I didn't try that! XD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fryster View Post
    Well I just discovered today in fact, that live baby crickets won't survive 30 minutes in a FREEZER. I meant to give them about 3 minutes and then the phone rang....

    Cricket Murder.

    So the VFT goes hungry and instead, the Sarrs get the corpse....

    Kinda weird how they go belly-up...
    Fryster, I set the timer on the microwave for 1 or 2 minutes, depending on the container. Otherwise, I'd space them too.
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