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    Are dried blood worms alright for VFTs?(fish food)ive been trying to find crickets but they are the same size as the trap so i dont think the trap will close propally if i fed the crickets...are dried or frozen worms ok?or meal worms?
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    Hey Wes,
    they're ok if you have the patience to stick a little pin inside the trap and trigger the trigger hair every 10 or so minutes for a few hours (if you don't do this, the trap will just open up thinking it "caught" some debris). Otherwise, just put it outside and it will catch it's own dinner. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    I wouldn't bother trying to feed it dried food, just too much work to get the trap to accept it and you risk damaging the trap. They aren't animals, they do perfectly well without being fed. Mine is indoors and still manages to catches 2+ or so bugs a month.

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    mine havent caught a bug in a month!... so those dried worms are ok?
    A lady went into a grocery store and looked into the turket section. She needed a bigger one for her family, so she asks the stock boy: \"Do these turkeys get any bigger?\"

    The stock boy replied: \"No ma'am, they're dead\"

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    Venus flytraps require live prey. After the plant closes on its prey, the trap is still stimulated by the insect struggling to escape. This struggle tells the plant that what it has closed on is alive and it can be digested. If the prey does not move, ie freeze dried blood worms, the plant is not simulated and reopens. This saves the plant from wasting energy trying to digest pebbles, leaves, and other debris that may fall into a trap and stimulate the trigger hairs. If the trap closed and tried to digest a rock, it would exhaust a large amount of energy and not gain anything by doing so.

    A way to "fool" the plant into thinking a freeze dried blood worm, dead cricket, etc., is to place the dead food source on a toothpick and let the plant close around the toothpick and the food source. A few times an hour the toothpick should be moved, carefully, to fool the plant into sensing that the object it has closed on is a food source. Once fooled, the plant will contiue the digestive process.

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    if the food source is small enough you can also shake the trap around gently. I have done this many times wich much success.

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    ps. you would have to do this a few times over an hour or so
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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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    ok thx for the information... so now i just have to buy those dried or frozen blood worms (fish food)... must i unfreeze it or treat the food first
    A lady went into a grocery store and looked into the turket section. She needed a bigger one for her family, so she asks the stock boy: \"Do these turkeys get any bigger?\"

    The stock boy replied: \"No ma'am, they're dead\"

    Msn/email - wezx1@hotmail.com

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