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    My flytrap ate a small fly the other day. This morning, I found the trap had opened up again after eating the bug. The carcass is still in the trap. Should I remove it?

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    You can take it out to beautify the plant and risk stimulating the trap again, or you could leave it in and ignore it.

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    A 96% chance the trap will close. *96% is a guess, no actually study has been done . I usally try once that is about it. Tweezers work the best...Do you feel lucky? Do ya?

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    I usually carefully suirt the trap with a the stream part of the mist bottle. It works very well. I've only accidentally stimulated a trap once in 3 months. For some reason the last three traps caught flies really close to the edge of the leaf which makes it much easier to get them out.

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    It usually takes several hours for a trap to open up and reset itself, if you are lucky you can reach in (I use a very sharp tipped pair of tweezers) and remove the carcass before the trap is reset. They don't need to be removed though (nobody cleans them in the wild ).

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    I always leave the dead bugs behind, I figure a dead body will attract more bugs!
    if it works in the wild, its good enough for me!

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