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By Maiden
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A big thanks to John Brittnacher, Matthew Miller and Paul Barden.

So... Your plants are hungry ? Hard to catch something inside a terrarium ? This is for you:

http://www.carnivorousplants.org/howto/ ... DBWSBS.php

Thanks for watching :-)

Francois

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By parker679
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Thank you!

I just read your write up, great information and great pictures.

Why do you use the powder method for the helis and cephs? Wouldn't they be able to digest a small amount of the re-wet DBW?
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Because these species require high RH%, at least the heliamphora genus, and if you give them a too big piece of DBW, fungus will attack the food before the digestion process.

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By Snap Traps
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Really good overall. Well done :) .

One point that I'd like to point out is that you didn't emphasize to beginners that overfeeding will cause rot. A part from that it's great.
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I said that in the text. :)
The piece size have to be 1/3 of the trap, and the best is feeding the plant each week, 1 or 2 traps.

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By parker679
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Maiden wrote:Because these species require high RH%, at least the heliamphora genus, and if you give them a too big piece of DBW, fungus will attack the food before the digestion process.

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So is this the case in nature where I have to assume they're capturing and digesting insects?

I forgot to mention this before but wow, those 5 month old VFT seedlings are impressive.

Have you ever tried other freeze dried fish foods like daphnia or tubiflex worms? Or small pelleted cichlid food? How about frozen blood worms? As someone who keeps a fish tank as well I have more than enough of this stuff laying around so I'm just curious.
By Snap Traps
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Maiden wrote:The piece size have to be 1/3 of the trap, and the best is feeding the plant each week, 1 or 2 traps.
You didn't point out the consequence though ;) . Beginners may follow it but they might not know why.
By ReefPlant
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Congratulations!
Nicely done Maiden! Very informative, great pictures too! Good luck, Happy Growing :)


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Because these species require high RH%, at least the heliamphora genus, and if you give them a too big piece of DBW, fungus will attack the food before the digestion process.

So is this the case in nature where I have to assume they're capturing and digesting insects?

-You cannot compare insitu and closed conditions.

I forgot to mention this before but wow, those 5 month old VFT seedlings are impressive.

-Thanks :-)

Have you ever tried other freeze dried fish foods like daphnia or tubiflex worms? Or small pelleted cichlid food? How about frozen blood worms? As someone who keeps a fish tank as well I have more than enough of this stuff laying around so I'm just curious.[/quote]

-No, never tried. If the product do not containt additives, why not.
Keep me posted with your results!




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ReefPlant wrote:Congratulations!
Nicely done Maiden! Very informative, great pictures too! Good luck, Happy Growing :)


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Thanks :-)

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By midnightman
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Maiden,

Thanks for the great information and excellent presentation! I purchased my blood worms this morning and am starting a feeding regimen today for my plants.

8-)
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