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    O, i just had a stroke of Genius [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    when feeding multiple traps, use dead food, but get a daddylonglegs, and rip the legs off. then, put a leg, along with a dead bug and it should work. daddylonglegs' legs twitch and move after u take them off. so it will stimulate the trigger hairs and it will eat both the bug and the leg [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    yay, time to look for daddylonglegs [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Jason Wong @ May 28 2004,7:46)]BCK, a wha? I thought it got it butt stuck inside, not its head. Did you do that or it just happened 'incidently'?? Hmmmm? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
    That is the way I found it when I got home from work. The butt was wiggling around as it tried to back out of the trap. Since it was the business end sticking out, I didn't feel to much guilt over not grabbing hold and pulling it out. I have only been stung a couple times and that was too many.
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    I just swat flys lightly, it ussaly hurts them bad enough that they can't fly any more and boom easy meal [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img]

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    You want a squishing competition then YOU'VE GOT IT! Why, I usually catch flies with an empty lightweight container and sometimes they fly into the wrong place (like where the container actually seals off), and get SQUISHED...ok I'm feeling sick (I thought the red stuff was blood but then realised it came from the redish part of the fruitfly's eyeballs... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_t_32.gif[/img]

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Since it was the business end sticking out, I didn't feel to much guilt over not grabbing hold and pulling it out. I have only been stung a couple times and that was too many.
    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] That's too d@mn funny ROFLMAO! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] Wiping away tears...sorry...why'd you get stung, too curious? rods bee nest: zzzzz OUCH! lol [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smilie4.gif[/img]

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    It's been one of dem days BigCarnivourKid's Avatar
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    Question

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Jason Wong @ May 31 2004,4:05)]why'd you get stung, too curious?
    When I was a kid I managed to step on a bee when I was barefoot. It took exception to being stepped on and stung the bottom of my foot [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] . Another time, I was driving with my window down and a wasp ricocheted of my sideview mirror, then off the top off the door frame, into my car, hitting the carseat and falling in behind me where it stung me on the back once before it got assphixiated (I jerked forward quickly when it stung me and it fell into the seat under me as I leaned back = assphixated [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] )
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    I just let go world's of the toughest cricket. First, I accidently took off one of his legs trying to catch him. Then, when I tried to feed him to my VFT he kicked it and made it close before he could get in there. Since I had him clamped in tweezers, I just locked the tweezers shut and left him clamped there over night to wait for the trap to reopen. In the morning he was STILL alive (Having being crushed in tweezers all night) and I re-fed him to my VFT. The trap closed,and I thought I was done finally. The next day the dang cricket is missing and I later find him floating around in the VFT water dish. I reach to pluck him out and he's STILL alive. After losing a leg, being crushed for 12 hours, being (attempted) eaten in a slow killing fly trap, and partially drowned, I just wanted to get rid of him! I took him outside to my deck (Im on the 2nd floor) and was going to put him in a nearby hanging bush when he jumped off my deck. I looked down and he was hopping away. I have to say, that is one TOUGH cricket. Good thing he's gone too, he was eating all of the smaller crickets. Ick.

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    Now that's Readers Digest material! If that cricket comes back human form and meets you, he or she may express an opinion or two of mixed feelings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (jon @ May 29 2004,10:02)]
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    Quote[/b] (jimscott @ May 29 2004,7:15)]Conversely, wind, water, debris, etc..., often cause a trap to close,
    I've noticed that water usually doesn't case them to close (oddly enought).
    I was the Home Depot today, doing my cashiering thing, and noticed that they just got in a new batch of VFT's - a decent batch. They were displayed right below cacti and succulents. I saw a piece of a broken succulent in a trap and it closed around it.

    Since they were placed in the plastic protective dome without water, I collected rainwater and began pouring the water through the 2" pots. Even though water got into some of the traps they did NOT close. I stand corrected about the water.

    5 of them were sold today, in spite of a totally rainy day and fear fewer customers.

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