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    How do the ants keep their 'nose' above water level. Won't they drown? Have to take caution that they don't 'float' too long...
    Maybe it because of water tension...

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    Not all ants make bridges, though some species do. Others float across on leaves used as boats.
    For those kinds of ants that do make bridges, it takes quite a lot of ants. I only drop one or two at a time in the pot, so that's not really and issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Jason Wong @ April 16 2004,5:41)]How do the ants keep their 'nose' above water level. Won't they drown? Have to take caution that they don't 'float' too long...
    Maybe it because of water tension...
    ANts do not have "noses", they breath through their exoskeliton.
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    I feed my vft's anything that is a bug with a soft shell/body.
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    My plant bearly ever can open up again after i feed it, they usauly die while in the process of digustion. Why do they do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (schloaty @ April 16 2004,7:37)]Not all ants make bridges, though some species do. Others float across on leaves used as boats.
    For those kinds of ants that do make bridges, it takes quite a lot of ants. I only drop one or two at a time in the pot, so that's not really and issue.
    All species of ant will make a bridge out of pretty much anything if there arent enough ants for an ant bridge, if one of the colonys larvae or food is on the other side.

    The ants in the water get pulled out by other ants... usually

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    Quote[/b] ]Ants are simple creatures, yet they can perform complicated tasks. They create highways leading to food, organize the distribution of larvae in the anthill, form cemeteries by clustering dead ants, build living bridges to cross gaps in their way, and assign tasks as needed without any centralized control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Tamlin Dawnstar @ April 14 2004,5:14)]Mine go outside during the warmer months where all I do is watch the flies go bye bye. Almost every trap catches prey once during its life. These plants are very good at taking care of these things without any help from me.
    I follow the same method as Tamlin.. My VFTs are extremely adept at what they do.


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    today was that time of the month...
    to feed my CP's (y what else were u thinking?! )
    and i was feeding my VFT's, and well, my Clumping FT, it was so tempting...
    I fed all of the traps...(i couldn't resist, they were begging for a bite )
    Was this a bad thing?
    Will it spend all of it's energy trying to digest all the food and then die?
    It had like 10 open traps and i fed them all

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