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    I just got finished with emailing Peter at California Carnes about this. I will post what he has to say, that is if he answers me back. I asked him if he still suggests using fertilizers on flytraps. I also asked him about applying it with a cotton swab like BigCarnivourKid suggested. Thanks....

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    Hi all:

    I agree that directly apply the fertiliser to CP's is a grey area. Unless you are more than confident to use it and are happy to experiment a few. My advice is to put it on hold for a while until you are confitable of experimenting. For first timers in this area, it is best to do without.

    This is a very big topic(fertiliser and the mechanism of salt build up), it will take too long to discuss and is beyond the scope of this topic, so I will stop here. In general if you are not confitable with it, don't use it until you know what you are doing and are happy to let some of your CP die in the process.

    I hope there will be a specific topic for this area...

    Regard

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    Zoey, if you haven't done it already, make sure you REALLY REALLY dilute the fertiliser.
    I wouldn't risk using it at all though - bugs are fertiliser for flytraps. Their roots are unlike other plants and are not designed to take up nutrients.
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    I agree with alvin, if to use it, you should really dilute the strenght down. However, it is best to avoid using it if you have not done it before. As I said before, doing things like this is likely to kill a few plants if not experience in doing so.


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    Here is what Peter emailed me on this topic.

    Hi There: Yes, apply foliarly 1/4 strength, about once monthly should be
    fine, but insects occasionally are even better, or at least should be supplemental. Seeya. Peter

    I am going to try it on one of my plants.

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    The drum roll plays.....

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    Hello,
    I've seen Peter's collection of plants, and thus would take what he says seriously. Nobody knows everything about everything, and he, like everyone, can make mistakes. But I've found his book to be of incredible help, and his vft's look fabulous in person.

    Having said that, I would still go find a bug and give it to the vft. I took special delight the other night in killing a mosquito and giving it to a hungry trap. They don't need that much in the way of bugs. In other words, you don't need to feed every trap. If one trap has a bug at any given time, that's plenty.

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