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    digestiog really fast?

    How come sometimes when my plant catched a bug it'll open back up only after like 2 or 3 days and then sometimes it'll open up after a week or more. Just the other day i found a small spider in my house so instead of killing it i fed it to the VFT. It closed up properly on the spider and the spider moved around a bit making the trap close completely. But only after I think it was 3 days the trap is open again. Did it just not like the spider or what?

    On another note, the plant caught 3 other bugs by itself today. I was pretty impressed...

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    Well I am not as experienced as other people here, but I have noticed that the smaller the bug the shorter the digestion period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poolboy101 View Post
    Well I am not as experienced as other people here, but I have noticed that the smaller the bug the shorter the digestion period.
    Sounds logical to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xvart View Post
    Sounds logical to me.

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    Ditto!

    Also, I believe that the age of the trap might also affect the length of digestion. I have had an old trap on a plant catch a fly and take over two weeks to digest. Also, some old traps seem to begin digestion and after some time they turn black and die off instead of reopening.
    -Joel from Southern California


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    Hm.. well it was a fairly new trap and the spider wasn't very big. So i guess that all contributed to a really fast meal.

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