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    is there some sort of dead flies/insects i can buy to feed my vft? i live in a cold place so there's hardly anything for the traps to feed on. anything would be helpful! thanks in advance!

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    Do you live in Antarctica? j/k Throw a rotten banana outside and i can almost guarantee flies will show up. If not, I've heard that boiled egg whites (tiny pieces) are good.
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    MarsGirl,
    The plants don't have to eat. They will be just fine until the weather warms up and you can find some bugs for them. If you are impatient, like I am, you can buy meal worms or small crickets at a pet shop. Just make sure the insect is about 1/3 the size of the trap. Otherwise the trap may die after feeding. I had to cut some of the meal worms in half.
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    Relax! You`re plant will be fine. It`s cold right now where I live too. My plant`s have gone a month without feeding. Keep this in mind, the more you feed you`re plant the quicker the traps will die. Good Luck, John.

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    haha... not antarctica but upstate NY. it's spring and still snowing... so no bugs.

    i heard that it is healthier for the traps to eat: they grow faster or seed or create more nitrogen in the dirt or something... too much reading on VFTs and i'm all confused. haha...

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    They'll do fine without bugs during spring. I don't think they would catch many, if any, in the wild during spring anyway - that's part of the reason why spring traps are all leaf and no trap.
    You could try finding some rocks or something because they usually have creatures living underneath.

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    make sure whatever you feed it is doft bodied, no beetles, and definately no insects that would like to eat your flytrap!

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