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warpig

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will ants kill a flytrap? i was thinking of starting a fireant farm would they eat through the trap?
THANX
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schloaty

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Hey Warpig,
You're safe with ants...as long as they are 1/3 the size of the trap or smaller.
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My vft keeps on eating ants...In some ways I wish ants would not get caught. I enjoy seeing my vft traps open with nice reddish color to it. O'well...Ants will not hurt your vft.
 

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ROFLMAO!!

Schloaty manages to squeak out "Travis has ants in his plants...."


**falls over in hyterical fits of laughter so hard all he can do is shake....no sound comes out....tears roll down...**

GASP!
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warpig

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So far all of my vft's have eaten ants. one of them ate two huge carpenter ants. How long does it take for the trap to reopen.
 

BigCarnivourKid

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ROFL!

That was a good one, schloaty
 

schloaty

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Hi again warpig,
It depends on how big the meal is. Sometimes they can re-open in 3 or 4 days....sometimes 10 days.... As long as the traps are still green (or red), they're still healthy. It just takes something I have very little of.....Patience!
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If you do want to feed your traps - Don't bother using ants!!!

You VFT will benefit alot more with a housefly as eating an ant is a waste of energy - It is so small that the plant won't get much nutrience from it!

Hope this helps!
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Lil_flytrap_boy!
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schloaty

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LFB,
I have to disagree about the ants....They catch a lot of them in the wild, one would think, since they are rosette plants. Mine frequently catch ants on their own, and seem to benefit from them.
That said, you don't want to put one of those almost-microscopic ants in a one inch trap, but as long as you use common sense, ants work just fine.
 
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warpig

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I have fed my vft's some huge carpenter ants, they havent opened yetand its been about two weeks. One of them is getting a little blackening on the lower part of the leaf ( not the trap itself) is that bad. And one more question i fed one of my vft's a mayfly looking thing and i think some bacteria formed because now the trap is rotting just where the bug is, should i wait until i turnes completely black or not?
 
I would wait until it turns completely black. Then cut off the leaf. I do not think the bacteria will affect the plant at all.

Travis
 

schloaty

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</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Do you think I'm stupid???
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Heaven's LFB, NO WAY!! I meant in no fassion to insinuate this! Very sorry to have upset you!
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I was just relating my experiences...
 

FlytrapGurl

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</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (schloaty @ June 25 2003,7:05)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">ROFLMAO!!

Schloaty manages to squeak out "Travis has ants in his plants...."


**falls over in hyterical fits of laughter so hard all he can do is shake....no sound comes out....tears roll down...**

GASP!
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That sounds alot like me!!! ROTFLMAOWTFLAMF!!!!!!
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hmm...

Everytime I use ants, It seems that they penatrate the trap with their stinger everytime.... Eventualy the trap turns black and dies..


LenG444
 
</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (schloaty @ June 26 2003,01:05)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">ROFLMAO!!

Schloaty manages to squeak out "Travis has ants in his plants...."


**falls over in hyterical fits of laughter so hard all he can do is shake....no sound comes out....tears roll down...**

GASP!
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Well, I am so glad you guys find that funny
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lol...wait till it happens to you! Remember Nature always wins...It is just how long can you hold it off. Darn Ants!
 
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