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View Poll Results: feeding your VFT - what you feed your VFT and what you dont

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  • do feed flys

    7 41.18%
  • feed earwigs

    3 17.65%
  • gnats

    0 0%
  • mosquits

    2 11.76%
  • worms

    1 5.88%
  • slugs

    0 0%
  • pill bugs

    1 5.88%
  • lady bugs

    1 5.88%
  • spiders with long legs

    0 0%
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    2 11.76%
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    or rolly pollys [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

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    Sow bugs are flat and don't roll up, pill bugs do roll up. rolly polly is its common name, the are funny because one unrolled in the trap as it was closing and then started to panic.

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    Nicely trashed thread guys.

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    both pill bugs and sow bugs are actually the only terreisatl crusteaceans; just an intresting little tidbit if anyone dident know

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    This post (too) was dead like 4.5 years ago! Just to talk about if pill bugs are round? haha
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    WHERE do y'all find these old threads? lol
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    Wow, again with the thread necromancy.

    I'm curious about pill/sow bugs. (Are both considered woodlice, or just the non-rolling variety?)

    My experience has been that VFT traps blacken when fed things with thick shells, such as beetles. I've read that this is because the plant can't finish digesting the prey through the thick shell before bacterial rot begins to occur.
    I think I once fed a woodlouse to my plant and the trap blackened, but it was a while ago, so I might misremember. What have other people's experiences been?
    Might a healthier plant digest a thicker-shelled prey without problems?
    Slave to vegetable hunger.

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