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    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] I fed one of my traps a fairly large crickrt and i saw an outline of it in its mouth. but then i woke up this mornin an the trap was halfway black. wut should i do? did i overfeed it?

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    Its probably just dying so another new trap can come up, you didn't do anything wrong
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Bubba @ May 28 2004,7:40)][img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] I fed one of my traps a fairly large crickrt and i saw an outline of it in its mouth. but then i woke up this mornin an the trap was halfway black. wut should i do? did i overfeed it?
    Welcome to the forums dude. At last you've learnt to live - in the dangerous world of cps...! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smilie4.gif[/img]

    How big was the criket and how big was the trap? I heard some1 say that you shouldn't feed anything over a third the trap size, unless your VFT is healthy. Well mine seem to do fine...*hint hint* [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img] Hmmm, mine traps turning black but maybe that's becuz the STUPID insect bit a hole in my biggest trap!!! Grrr [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img] Never seen an insect fight back b4, always assumed they're small helpless creatures with a life to give away to my CPs mwhahahha. 'please don't quote the bible, I was just kidding...Oh well...this is WAR! Oh, uhm, sorry, I'm getting worked up here, I like getting worked up - adrenaline rush...the criket was actually bitingat the teeth of the trap! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] Got its head out but I poked it back in with a dropper, hehe poke poke prod...is there any apparent sign that your VFT's trap is trying hard to 'swallow' the prey, like did it fully close round it, is it drooling disgestive juices etc? The you may have overfed it...man I'm never gonna feed my VFT any insects with such HUGE fangs no more. I mean for an insect... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    I had a Venus flytrap a long time ago(I have another one now)
    I fed it a fly which was the same size as the trap.The trap died.
    I dont think you should feed it insects that are too big.The head often runs out of digestive juices if the pray is too big. As a result,it turns black.
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    may I suggest buying can o' crickets, PFT Sells it, it's food for your CP's
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    I tried can o crickets. worked good, the plants loved it, but the can molded after a week [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.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/new/smile_t_32.gif[/img]

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    I feed mine ants, they practically infested my yard, so I put a VFT Every so feet, and the ants go marching one by one to their death
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    yes I agree, if I fed an ant that was big, my plant blackend [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] Just happend to me too yesterday, but unfortunately you cant prevent some insecsts from going to you VFT
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