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    WOW! I've gotta try that... LOL J/K
    But if I ever find a smushed baby frog in my yard you know where it's going [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    I'm suprised that the plant has the abilities to actually digest a frog that well, I thought the frog would be half digested or be all smushy...
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    Did the trap survive that(still working condition)? I'm really surprised how the frog fit so neatly inside instead of legs sticking out and the trap rotting. IME with the wek my plant has had outside...Nature positions bugs much better than I do with my crude attempts at hand feeding.
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    Do you know how long it took for the trap to digest it? I'd imagine it would take several weeks or maybe even a month.
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    holy cow! thats awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Do you know how long it took for the trap to digest it?
    No idea. I just found it that way. The skeleton had been slightly dislodged by water. These baby tree frogs are less than an inch long and don't have much flesh. Large juicy spiders and caterpillars are more of a digestion challenge to my VFTs than I suspect the frog was.

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    That's awesome! My vfts never eat anything besides the normal bugs and stuff. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]
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    I know someone is going to gasp in horror but several years ago I made a habbit of feeding my larger traps small guppies. We had tons of them. The traps would complete digestion in 8 or 9 days and as I recall many could eat a second meal. The only remains left in the traps was a faint outline of the skeleton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (flytrap59 @ Aug. 10 2004,5:58)]I know someone is going to gasp in horror but several years ago I made a habbit of feeding my larger traps small guppies. We had tons of them. The traps would complete digestion in 8 or 9 days and as I recall many could eat a second meal. The only remains left in the traps was a faint outline of the skeleton.
    didnt it start to stink when they decayed?

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