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    I rarely get to see an open trap on my plants. Pigs, every one of them!
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    Another cool thing you can do(invented by David Crump), is if you fish, set your leftover minnows(dead of course) near the flytraps. The flies will come and land on everything around in excitement and traps will cose like crazy! This was in an old CPN.
    My reptile supply catalog from Fosters has a bugg zapper that catches them alive for about $35. It might be a worthwhile investment.
    If you want to spend a little $$ and have a lot of plants, you can get 1000 crickets of five different sizes(fruit-fly size up to 1 inch adults-you have to pick the one size you want) delivered from one company I know for $16.99. Beats pet store prices,,even with some waste.

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    Don't VFT's look better when not fed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]My reptile supply catalog from Fosters has a bugg zapper that catches them alive for about $35. It might be a worthwhile investment.
    LOL. Just remember to marinade them before you cook them. Just in case your plants have picky tastebuds! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (The Griffin @ May 05 2004,7:24)]Another cool thing you can do(invented by David Crump), is if you fish, set your leftover minnows(dead of course) near the flytraps. The flies will come and land on everything around in excitement and traps will cose like crazy! This was in an old CPN.
    My reptile supply catalog from Fosters has a bugg zapper that catches them alive for about $35. It might be a worthwhile investment.
    If you want to spend a little $$ and have a lot of plants, you can get 1000 crickets of five different sizes(fruit-fly size up to 1 inch adults-you have to pick the one size you want) delivered from one company I know for $16.99. Beats pet store prices,,even with some waste.

    Joe
    Why not just cut up the minnows and use them for food? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Remember, a venus flytrap requires a stimulus while closing over prey. The movement of the prey stimulates the trap to close tighter and for digestive juices to start flowing. If you add something dead to the trap, it will simply reopen the next day.
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    Ok, what I do is to pluck flies off the d.filiformis which I grow. The filiformis catches tons of them, so I suppose a few of them taken off wouldn't hurt the filiformis one bit. I then use a pair of tweezers and carefully put the fly (which can't fly away because its wings have usually been covered in sundew glue) on the VFT and watch it close!



    Or see: http://ebeyonder.tripod.com/drosera/gallery.htm and videos of flies on http://ebeyonder.tripod.com/drosera/gallery3.htm

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    man, u should see me the day i got my vft, i ahd a lil grocery bag in hand, and wen out back and caught a fly (with frustration and patience) i caught one with delight, bagged it and trapped with the vft, an hr or 2 the fly got tired of rambling around the bag and settled in the trap, muahahahha

    my first catch [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img]

    and the other day- my day, with excitement i overfed the trap [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] and there was only one trap that was open [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] but later that week- that one trap was closed and ocupied, i was excited cuz i didnt kno the trap can catch flies on its own with out me, watching the fly buzzin over the plant and never going inside [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] then later i said dad dad! the trap caught somthing!

    he said yea ryte, i killed a fly earlier and fed to it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] darn dad
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