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    Hi Wezx Welcome to the forums..
    Im going to have to agree with Schloaty on this one. Before you go through all the hassle of feeding the blood worms, Just set your plant outside for a couple hours. VFTs are VERY good at catching bugs all on their own. You will probably find that in an hour or 2 you will have one very well fed VFT at no cost or effort on your part.

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    Let me add this:

    If you don't live in a particularly buggy area, try setting the vft outside at night under your porchlight. I did that one time for grins, and EVERY SINGLE trap was closed the following morning... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]



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    Quote (buckeye @ Aug. 06 2003,06:12)
    Nope they are different. Bloodworms are bottom dwellers named Chironomus and mosquitoes larvae float just below the surface.
    BUT... the most recent bloodworms I bought contained mosquito larvae. I bought a different brand and got bloodworms that time.

    Kirk
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    This is a little off topic but arenít blood worms dried mosquito larva?? I thought i heard this somewhere and i was wondering if it was true. Thanks!


    -buckeye[/QUOTE]
    Nope they are different. Bloodworms are bottom dwellers named Chironomus and mosquitoes larvae float just below the surface.
    BUT... the most recent freeze-dried bloodworms I bought contained mosquito larvae. I bought a different brand and got bloodworms that time.

    Kirk
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    This is a little off topic but arenít blood worms dried mosquito larva?? I thought i heard this somewhere and i was wondering if it was true. Thanks!


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    I have one thing to add...frozen food should be thawed, you don't want the trap to get frost bit...well, too things I guess...as far as the dried food, you should let it soften a bit in distilled water prior to feeding.
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    Buying some small live crickets is also a good way to feed your plants. I have also used meal worms and earwigs.
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    I looooooooove feeding my plants earwigs. I absolutely despise those little bugs. They are sooo ugly. I fed one to my nep once and it gave me the most satisfaction watching the pitcher quiver as the bug drowned.LOL

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    Nope they are different. Bloodworms are bottom dwellers named Chironomus and mosquitoes larvae float just below the surface.
    BUT... the most recent freeze-dried bloodworms I bought contained mosquito larvae. I bought a different brand and got bloodworms that time.[/QUOTE]


    I just bought some bloodworms for my fish and under the contents list it said mosquito larva. So they must not be real bloodworms. I guess it's kind of like dried decorative green moss being sold as sphagnum. Oh well...



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    Somewhat off the topic, lightening bugs are neat to feed a nepenthes. The pitchers blink, for a few minutes anyway. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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