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    Hi All,
    Just thought I'd mention this trick I discovered today while I was trying to catch bugs to feed to my VFT's. I have these fast little flies in my yard that are almost impossible to catch, but are the perfect size for smaller VFT's. Now I can catch them effortlessly. First, get a *good* spray bottle and put distilled H2O in it. Adjust the spray so it is just between a mist and a stream, so you get a nice powerful stream/mist. Then get a small cup and put a little water in the bottom. Find your victim. Place the cup on one side of the bug and then forcefully squirt into the cup from the other side of the bug. This blows the bug into the cup and wets it down so it can't move well. For the flies, I take off a wing so I won't lose it, then feed it to my traps.

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    Wish I had a videocam for that footage!

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    How 'bout capture it using any random plastic container (with cover of course), open the container a little under water to let air out and water in, then when the fly's wings are wet you can remove it with a dropper or toothpick and place them in those yawning mouths. Other time you may have to shake the container (of water with fly and water inside), or put the container without water in the fridge for more stubborn bugs... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    I caught at least 5 flies in as many minutes, so using a spray bottle is a quick method. I like the eye dropper idea for getting the buggers out of the cup, though! It can be difficult to grab them by their wings with tweezers.

    Scott
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    i like to find a nice big anthill, then place all my plants i grow outdoors around it in a circle. then i open the top of the anthill and let the feast begin!

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    Or use a net...and a cup....
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

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    i just leave a bowl of sugarwater out, and it catches ants
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    just use an electric bat... its fast and neat... and the flies will still be alive.... its in my webpg..

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