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Betta pelets work

Postby bombsboy » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:21 am

i tried this.
you can feed betta food pelets to:
  • Venuus fly trap
  • nepenths
  • Purple pitchers
  • sundew caspensis

these pellets made my caspensis, purple pitcher, and flytrap grow vigorously.
still waiting for nep result

i fed the caspensis 1 pellet, and moved it around simulating a sticked bug. this will make the sundew curl over the pelet (just one)
vtf i fed like 3 pelets with tweezers
purple pitcher i fed 5 pelets in one picher
my Nep is small so i gave it 1 pelet
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Re: Betta pelets work

Postby allenc666 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:02 am

Sorry dude, but this is kinda old. :P
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Re: Betta pelets work

Postby bombsboy » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:12 am

New fer some people like me :lol:
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Re: Betta pelets work

Postby Steve_D » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:47 pm

Yes, betta fish food pellets do work well for quite a few carnivorous plants as a live insect substitute. For Venus Flytraps, it is usually necessary to massage the closed trap several times after it has closed on the pellet, in the absence of live-insect movement inside the trap, to stimulate the trigger hairs and encourage the trap to close tightly and begin to exude digestive fluid.

Another carnivorous plant that can be fed betta pellets is Cephalotus follicularis.

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Re: Betta pelets work

Postby Lawndude84 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:35 pm

Heh, betta pellets are the food that just about every plant I own eats from november to april.
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