I think that with the settling in of spring and coming of summer, we will be getting (have gotten already) lots of new growers and enthusiasts. I think it would be good to mention things not to give your VFTs.
Recently, I have found out that they really don't like to get stung by bees, so if you are feeding it a bee remove the stinger first. Of course remove the head too as it will try to eat it's way out of the trap. Even with a missing head it will sting and kill the trap though. I fed my Red Dragon 2 bees Saturday, one trap is doing great, the other one ended up getting stung and is turning black, not a good thing and it will have to be removed.
Also, do not feed any carnivorous plant moths. They have alot of pollens and feramones that make the plant very sick sometimes, as a general rule just don't do it, there are lots of other bugs out there.
Venomous spiders are also unhealthy I have been told. As rewarding it may be to feed that black widow that was on your pillow to a plant, I have been told it is bad.
Anyone else with experiences lets get them up ok.
(Edited by Flint at 12:57 pm on May 1, 2002)