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Thread: Children and flytraps dont mix!

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    This is the second time this has happened. All of the traps on my VFT have been closed by my pencil weilding niece who has kindly closed ALL 9 of my open VFTs...arghhh

    Dont you love kids? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

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    Red face

    How old is your neice? I had a similar problem with my wife's cousin (he's a little older, 7 or 8). I found a good way to explain to them that it's bad:

    "how would you feel if I kept pulling your food out of your mouth? You wouldn't like that, now would you?"

    He left the plants alone after that. Nice kid. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    If he or she is too young, that approach might not work... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    Well, she is 10 and has been told about this before...

    Ah I do despair.

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    How about you tell her that the fly trap can get up to 5 feet tall and the traps get up to 5 feet big and that it will eat her if she keeps on doing that?? I dunno, scare her big time.

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    10 years old... one swift firm smack on the **** should take care of it. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]
    There's a tunnel at the end of the light...

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    LOL! She burst into tears after I found out so lets hope thats the end of it.

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    My terrarium is a 23 gallon tank and I keep it on top of the entertainment center. There's no way my kids will ever be able to get to the plants inside, at least not without more than enough effort for me to easily catch them first! So far so good! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
    To live we must learn to forgive.

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    I bought another VFT [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] for visiting kids to feed. I tell them the other plants are off limits. It has worked so far.

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