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trap did not close completely

by larkinged » Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:23 pm

The trap did not close completely around the insect.
Will the trap be able to digest the insect?
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Re: trap did not close completely

by mattheuk » Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:24 pm

Nope the trap will probably die.

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Re: trap did not close completely

by nimbulan » Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:41 pm

In my experience it should be fine, but may not digest the insect completely.

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Re: trap did not close completely

by steve booth » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:21 pm

The size of the prey looks a little large for the trap size

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Re: trap did not close completely

by xr280xr » Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:13 pm

The trap will probably turn black, but the leaf may live. Nothing to worry about, it's a 100% natural occurrence. Just try not to purposely feed it bugs that are too large.

How is your VFT otherwise? It looks a little stressed. Maybe dry or in need of light, but I can't tell.
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Re: trap did not close completely

by larkinged » Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:47 pm

My VFT just came out of dormancy. I bought him on a webshop. It's a Red road oxford west.
He had leaves that stood upright but after the transporting and repotting, the leaves went to lie down.
The prey is a redrunner :)

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Re: trap did not close completely

by larkinged » Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:29 pm

It was rotting..I just removed the trap.


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