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    I was just wondering if there is any kind of limit on how many bugs to give to your VFT? Most caresheets I read say that 2 or 3 bugs a month is good enough and they can go a long time without them as long as they still get plenty of light and enough water. Can you go over that amount or would that be overkill, like overwatering it? I know traps can only open and close so many times before there time is up so I don't want to go overboard for that reason. Anyway, just curious. Thanks!

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    Well my plants very rarely ever have an open trap. They are extremely adept at what they do. In my experience there is no such thing as overfeeding.

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    Ayo, Hellz here,
    if you leave em outsides, theyll do their job themselves, and catch tons of bugs
    however, when my VFT are inside, i like to feed all the traps once a month with bugs i find (usually pill bugs, sometimes i buy them pinhead crickets as a treat ^^), and it seems to do just fine (some of the weak traps die, and the strong ones eat, and and 2-3 weeks later, a spurt of growth and small increase in trap size happens)
    this is my experience, hope it has helped
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    Thanks guys! Unfortunately, where I'm at I can't grow mine outdoors since I dont get enough sunlight where I'm at, so I have no choice but to do the indoors thing with fluorescent light. Working well so far. Anyway, I have a patio that I'm sure is going to see it's share of bugs this summer so I can snatch them and feed the beast! And some will sneak in through the patio that I'll make pay as well! I've only had the thing for a week and a half now and it's growing like a weed! I must be doing something right. Thanks again!

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