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Do sundews need stimulation to digest bugs?

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:04 am
by Eventerminator
Hello again!

My sundew caught a fly on it's own, so I guess it doesn't matter the size of the dew they make. Just that there has to be dew. I just wanted to ask if sundews need stimulation for them to digest bugs since it seems that the fly died from the sun before it got to move around much.
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Also there is some weird growth on one of the plants, it looks like a fuzzy ball. I'm guessing it's a flower but I'm not sure.
Inbetween two new growths of sundew traps
Inbetween two new growths of sundew traps
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Thank you for the replies!

Re: Do sundews need stimulation to digest bugs?

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:27 am
by steve booth
No stimulation required, temperature, water and plant health make the difference in movement speed. Looks like the 'fuzzy ball' could be a flower, I couldnt realy get enough magnification to be sure.
Cheers
Steve

Re: Do sundews need stimulation to digest bugs?

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:18 pm
by optique
when they are happy they can have a few active flower stalks at a time. unless i want seeds i just snip the stalks off or i will have little capes popping up in other pots everywhere.

this pot was next to a cape last winter
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