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    OK... my typicals are growing like crazy outside but I live right down the road from Lake Erie (awesome conditions for growing lately). Add that to living in a wooded area and naturally you get TONS of bugs. Needless to say the VFTs are doing their job and very well... a little too well I'm afraid. Is it possible for a VFT to overeat? Just about every other trap on my plants has a dead bug in it. Is this bad for the plants or slow growth due to the amount of energy used for digestion?

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    I think you have nothing to worry about. Like others say, in the wild they catch as much as they can and without any outside interference. Your plants should be fine.

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    You can't overfeed them. As long as they're getting lots of sun they'll have the energy they need.
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    Hard to add anything to that! They are doing great, so don't rock their boat!



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    Thx for the advice. It's pretty cool to see some of the bugs they've snacked on. I just wish I was around to see them get caught!

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    I'm still trying to figure out how mine keep catching daddy long leg spiders... All 8 legs sticking out of the trap, yet the body is in.
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    LOL. That's an amusing mental picture. I've always considered spiders of all types to be good neighbors. Anything that eats mosquitos is a friend of mine! The largest thing any of my VFTs ever caught was a pillbug.

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    Mine also catches daddy-long-legs. I would prefer that they catch my mud-daubers, though!

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