Sorry guys, I have to ask. What kind of bugs to feed my VFTs. I know enough not to feed them hotdogs at least...
I fed my typical rosette a small beetle that was crawling around and also tried a small cut piece of earthworm in another trap on the same plant. We'll see what happens.
I wanted to try out different stuff on my regular old VFT before I move on to feeding my Red Pirannha (which is smaller and has less traps).
My plants are kept on the patio when weather allows so I know they will hunt on their own, but I wanted to give them a little something to "jumpstart" them for the newly hot weather and the growing season.
I'm not worried about my sundew as he catches plenty on his own, and my S. Minor isn't developed enough to take food.
My food options for my VFT are as follows:
Earthworms (cut wriggling pieces)
Crickets (if I can find small enough ones)
Fly Maggots (called "spikes" at the bait shop, available only seasonally)
Carpenter ants (all over the place right now, but kind of a pain to feed)
Any advice on any or all of these?