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    Are you feeding your terrestrial ultrics?

    I ordered my first ultricularia today. It's a terrestrial species. My question for everyone here is are you providing some sort of food source for it? It's going to end up In a terrarium environment soon. Seeing as they naturally catch food in soil, does anyone here actually keep little critters with their plants for them to eat.

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    I dab the leaves of some of mine with Maxsea, but if it's going to be in a terrarium (and really even in just a singular pot) it's not really necessary. However, they generally like repots every couple years to refresh the soil.
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    The soil you grow your utricularia in will produce food for your plant on its own. A lot of microbial life will appear in your soil that your plant can consume.

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    Normally I keep my Utrics in collected rain water but sometimes I get some pond water and use that to resupply the water.

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