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    Today, I noticed sticky spots on the outside of some of my traps. I realized that it is sugar water from the hummingbird feeder almost directly above my plant. Does anyone think that adding sugar water onto the traps will attract more insects? It seems like a good idea to me! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    Dont vfts produce some kinda nectar in the 'fold' of the traps to attract prey?
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    Yes, but I thought that maybe some extra sugar will entice more insects. I don't think it could hurt, and hopefully it will work.
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    Could work... Unfortunately I only have a single vft as of now, so I dont think I'll try it meself just yet [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    instead of sugar, u can try water u cook hotdogs and other meat in, it could prob attract flys and wasps [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    I do not think this will work.
    Reason: because VFTs produce special scents and nectar that attracts insects. Have you heard of the rafflesians plant? It produces specific aroma and nectar to attract flies
    If you put the sugary stuff on it, it may actually discourage flies.
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    I'd like to believe the VFT nectar produced through evolution is more likely to attract the kind of bugs that VFTs like than sugar water.

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    Repot in dog crap? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img]
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