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Thread: Would "baby" cickets work?

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    It is currently winter (or winterish at least), and flies are a hard commodety to find now. I haven't seen too many collecting on the dog food dish.. so I can rule it out as a food canidate. Therefore, I was wondering if "baby" crickets I could purchase from the local pet store would be sufficient. (I'll probably get a large amount of dormancy stuff.. but I'd prefer if you could please just answer the questoin. I just bought the trap today.) Thanks, and I appreciate anyones who helps me out. It's a big help.

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    Yourlordnsav,Yes Baby crickets would work. However watch out for rotting traps. In the past I have had traps rot with crickets being digested in them. But i used mature crickets or near maturity. Just use at your own risk. I personally would buy flies from the pet shop if they have any. Hope this helps. Nep.G. ( I didn't tell about dormancy either! So it saved you some [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] )

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    I agree, baby crickets are part of the diet of my VFT's. As mentioned this would not be my food of choice, rather spiders, flies, or other softer insects. If your traps are holding up then good. If not then so softer.

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    Well personly i would just go and put some sort of food outside,attract flies and catch a few of the smaller ones. Either that or go to your rubbish bin and gather up a few maggots,feed them on rotting vedgies until they mature into flies and then feed them to the plant when they r still small.
    Yesterday i fed my plant this whoppa of a fly-it was like 2-3cm long and i put it ina like a 3.2cm trap-the trap has closed and is eating it but the fly was so thick the whole trap couldn't close-i guess when the fly has broken down a bit the whole thing will close.

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    Crickets work fine for the plants...just do not give them crayons.

    And Mondo..I would be careful that your VFT trap doesn't begin to rot. Sometimes when they cannot close all the way...something else could get in and cause bacteria.

    The only thing that I have not had luck with feeding my plants are spiders,,,I think that it is because of them being posionous. They always seem to kill my plants. So they just get scooped up and tossed in the yard.

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    Jeff,

    You're weird.

    ... and *I* have to work with you!

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    LOL Phil and Jeff! What do you mean they are piosonous to VFT's? I just find my tweezers when I see one nab him by his leg and either toss him in a Nepenthes,VFT,Sarracenia,or Sundew,Or whatever looks hungry and Voila he's being digested! I find VFT's find them extemely delicious. Nep.G.

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    Sure, baby crickets should do fine for your plants. Crayons, what's that about, Jaie?

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