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    I find it time consuming to go outside swatting at unsuspecting flys with a bundled newspaper as my choice of weapon. Just wondering if there is a more convenient way to catch these suckers (possibly in bulk).

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    I suggest that you place a large number of VFT's outside. When the flies swarm to them you can then catch them before the plants do. What on earth do you want them for?
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    Well, I have had good luck catching large numbers of flies after picking up doggy waste in our yard. Just put it all in a bag and wait. Usually this works best on a nice warm day. I usually use this method to attract large numbers of flies to my plants. After the flies have gathered around the plants, I removed the bags and let the plants take over.

    Yes, it is kinda gross.
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    I feed vfts with bees - plenty of them. Just use the pincers and pull em out of a flower. The digested carcasses actually attract flies and the vfts get a bonus.

    I also stuff the s.purpurea full of bees and what ever insects I can find. The smell of rot attracts flies where the vfts are there to handle. In late summer I make sure that all the vft traps are full.

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    Any fly-sized insect will work. Actually, they catch ants more in nature, don't they?
    You can put something stinky in a jar and put a funnel on top. The insects will go in and not be able to get out. Then stick the jar in the freezer for a few moments and you can remove the insects while they are in suspended animation.

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    A small caliber handgun works quite well. But learning to hit them on the fly...pun intended...takes a lot of practice. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]
    I'm just kidding. That type of behavior can get you into lotsa' of trouble...especially if your neighbor gets upset and has a LARGE caliber handgun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Lauderdale @ May 04 2004,9:54)]A small caliber handgun works quite well.
    I'm a horrable shot, so I just use a cannon...

    I use a net and just wave it over dog doo. Then place em in a jar in the refidgerator to knock them out for future feeding. They live up to 4 days in the fridge...
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