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    If you do want to feed your traps - Don't bother using ants!!!

    You VFT will benefit alot more with a housefly as eating an ant is a waste of energy - It is so small that the plant won't get much nutrience from it!

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    LFB,
    I have to disagree about the ants....They catch a lot of them in the wild, one would think, since they are rosette plants. Mine frequently catch ants on their own, and seem to benefit from them.
    That said, you don't want to put one of those almost-microscopic ants in a one inch trap, but as long as you use common sense, ants work just fine.
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    I only meant that it would benefit MORE from a housfly than an ant! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] Do you think I'm stupid [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
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    I have fed my vft's some huge carpenter ants, they havent opened yetand its been about two weeks. One of them is getting a little blackening on the lower part of the leaf ( not the trap itself) is that bad. And one more question i fed one of my vft's a mayfly looking thing and i think some bacteria formed because now the trap is rotting just where the bug is, should i wait until i turnes completely black or not?

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    I would wait until it turns completely black. Then cut off the leaf. I do not think the bacteria will affect the plant at all.

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    Quote (schloaty @ June 25 2003,7:05)
    ROFLMAO!!

    Schloaty manages to squeak out "Travis has ants in his plants...."


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    hmm...

    Everytime I use ants, It seems that they penatrate the trap with their stinger everytime.... Eventualy the trap turns black and dies..


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