|Quote: from PlantAKiss on 6:51 am on April 19, 2002|
I have found if you leave your VFTs alone, they will catch their own food quite nicely. *That's what they were born to do! *They act the same as they would in a North Carolina bog away from prodding humans. *:-) * Unless you have your VFT enclosed in some way so there are NO insects around it, then I guess you'd have to feed it manually. *Although you don't really need to feed it at all. *I don't have the stomach for feeding them myself, so I'm glad they gorge themselves naturally!
Yeah--I don't want to drop bugs into them either. However, I also find myself celebrating when a stray fly gets into the house, so morally I'm afraid I'm just as culpable. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
Odd, I don't have this problem when I'm fishing. Maybe becasue it's my maw that's getting stuffed!
Hi Dave, I have found that a very fine pair of medical tweezers works well for putting the bug into the trap as the trap will not be held open by the tweezers, allowing the trap to close on the bug while you still have a hold on it, also if you are feeding a dead bug to the trap I have had success with stimulating the trigger hairs with the blunt end of a small sewing needle to convince the trap to finish sealing around the bug.
I've had one VFT catch a rather large spider on its own in my room one night, finding its legs sticking out of the trap the following morning. hehehehe :biggrin:
(Edited by havron at 3:44 pm on April 19, 2002)
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