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    I fed my VFT a large ant once that had accidentally been squished (the abdomen). The formic acid from it literally burned the trap over a period of a day or two, leaving a brown region where it touched!

    I second that. Tamlin, what the heck did that mean?
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    You can just use your fingernails to pinch off the stalks right as they come up. That is what I do because I'm rather clumsy with the scissors.

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    ruffryder85, woodlouse are the same as pillbugs, rollie pollies, whatever you want to call them. Exoskeleton is too hard to be digested easily.

    Always avoid ladybugs... poisonous. Or maybe my mind convulted back to my old anole knowledge... I dunno, but either way, don't use lady bugs, because whether they're poisonous to them or not, their exoskeleton is too hard for the plant to digest them easily.

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    Quote[/b] ]Tamlin, what the heck did that mean?
    Yeah, what the funk was that?
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    so no ants and no woodlouse....... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img]

    you know how hard it is to catch a fly? lol

    p.s. i know one does not have to feed the vft however the insects acts as a fertiliser, thus i prefer to feed it at least once a week....

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    apple rings.. what more can i say? FlytrapGurl's Avatar
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    Well, some ants are bad, some are good. Those little half-inch darting ones that annoy the hell out of you are good with mine, but any ant that can potently sting or bite is out.. too much acid.

    EDIT: Oh, and to whoever it was that discounted mealworms... as long as they're very small and have just molted (if they have, they'd be completely white and soft), they're fine. Also be sure to slightly crush the moutparts with tweezers. This seems a little out of the way, but if you own reptiles (I have a leopard gecko) and regularly feed them mealworms, then if you see a mealworm that happens to have just molted and is very small, you can use it.
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    guessing you from states FTG , here in the uk, the ants found in our gardens is as toxic/acidic as bread!

    the ants are only about 4mm long, and i heard that ants dont really have much nutritional value, thus more of a waste of energy for the trap.
    please correct me if i am wrong, it will only please me to find out that ants are acceptable means of nutrition.
    in the summer when it gets hotter in the uk (above 22 cel) i will put the vft in the garden and let it naturally feed on flies [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (FlytrapGurl @ April 29 2005,4:55)]Also be sure to slightly crush the moutparts with tweezers.
    oh thats cruel!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

    lol [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    While searching under rocks for food (for my flytrap of course!) I found this little skinny mealworm-looking thing. I put it in my biggest trap, and after a few days of digesting, I saw a blackish spot on the trap. I held a flashlight up to the trap, and saw that the black spot was right where the mouth was on the worm. I guess I should have crushed the mouthpart before I put him in.

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