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Thread: Do your vfts catch a lot of daddylonglegs?

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    Hi Guys,
    I always thought that daddylongleggs were carnivorous (I've even seen them with prey)....so why are my vfts catching so many of them? Are they also scavengers, and getting caught trying to get at the bug carcasses left in the traps after digestion?

    Not like I'm complaining...it's so cool to walk out in the morning and see a trap sealed shut with all these still-twitching leggs sticking out of it.... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    Hey Schloaty -

    Totally!!

    I thought it was peculiar to this yard or something. Last week there were 5 or 6 plants that had the same thing. Daddy long leg bodies caught in flytraps with their legs all twitching sticking out of the traps.

    Another thing happened today in one of my trays I keep the flytraps in. There were maybe 3 plants next to each other covered with web. As I went to feed one of the traps a fly with my tweezers - this HUGE brown spider jumped right out in front of it, as if to say, "GIVE IT TO MEEEEE!!!!!"

    Pretty cool. I fed a VFT, not the spider. Maybe next time.

    WildBill

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    Yes... my VFTs have caught many daddylonglegs within the last week. The only problem is that all of the traps that have caught them are rotting prematurely *glowers*

    Anyone else having problems with these spiders?

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    Mine caught one a few days ago and then the trap opened the next day. Strange.

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    Well, my vft didn't actually catch a daddy long legs, but I fed one to it. The trap opened only about a day or two after it closed, like jimscott's. I guess there's not much meat to a daddy long legs.
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    Mine haven't caught any this year yet. Last year though, my they caught a bunch. Didn't hurt the traps any that I could tell.
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    See!? Look, look - daddylonglegs kamikaze my VFTs! Within the last month, all of the daddylonglegs in the photos have been caught. Two of them are recent and have not yet started to rot the trap, but I can tell you that they will soon...

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    4 daddylonglegs in this plant
    Same plant, different angle
    Another plant with rotting daddylonglegs

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    I've fed my plants these after pullign the legs off. They took like 1 week for mind to digest. It rotted too.


    Does it take age before the plant can do stuff like this?
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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