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Thread: Will the plant die if not fed 2 times a month?

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    Same as topic title

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    no, your vft will not die if you don't feed it exactly twice every month. it has been stated that many vft's in the wild will never catch a meal. i do believe that your plant will grow better if it does catch a few meals every month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (technoracer @ Nov. 29 2003,6:42)]
    Can i catch a fly and put it in it's mouth? or watever its called :/

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    Hi Outlawz-gosu... Welcome to the forum.
    For answers to these and many other questions about VFTs please read the FAQ pages here: http://www.sarracenia.com/faq.html

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    or you can go to my care sheet which is further up

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    Insects are like fertiliser to a VFT and while it will grow faster if it catches insects, it gains all of its growing energy from photosynthesis. If you never give it insects it will still do fine.
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    Aight, thx a lot.

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    To answer your question specifically, yes you can catch a fly and give it to your vft. Use a toothpick or somthing to simulate a short struggle by your bug. This stimulates the trap to fully close and seal up. I've found it usually works without this step, but sometimes the trap will just open back up without digesting the bug.

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