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Feeding Indoor Pings

by evenwind » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:36 pm

So how do you guys do it? I'm happy to share my technique but with 50+ plants I'm always looking for faster, easier, better ways of feeding them.

Right now, I start off with Betta pellets and reduce them to powder with a pill crusher. I take a needle-nose tweezer with the jaws held closed and dip it into the mound of powder - which results in a small amount of food balanced on top of the closed jaws. Then it's just holding the closed jaws over the hungry leaves and letting them open. The food drops in a fairly controlled manner, the spread determined by the height of the tweezer. I can usually do my collection in ten minutes or so.

Anybody else?
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Re: Feeding Indoor Pings

by Painley » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:38 pm

I use duluted maxsea. I have a blunt tip syring I use to put little drops onto the leaves.


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Re: Feeding Indoor Pings

by KategoricalKarnivore » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:12 pm

Maxsea at 1 tablespoon per gallon dripped on about half the leaves of each plant with an eye dropper, once a week.
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Re: Feeding Indoor Pings

by evenwind » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:40 pm

My problem with a liquid is keeping it on the leaves. If the leaf isn't somewhat close to horizontal, the drop runs off and fertilizes the invasive moss underneath. Do you guys only feed the horizontal leaves or am I missing something?
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Re: Feeding Indoor Pings

by Painley » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:49 pm

evenwind wrote:My problem with a liquid is keeping it on the leaves. If the leaf isn't somewhat close to horizontal, the drop runs off and fertilizes the invasive moss underneath. Do you guys only feed the horizontal leaves or am I missing something?
The syringe gives me small enough drops that I have never had an issue with them running. It gives you pretty good control of what's happening


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Re: Feeding Indoor Pings

by KategoricalKarnivore » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:16 pm

Some runs off but it usually stays put pretty well. My eye dropper puts out pretty small drops as well.
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Re: Feeding Indoor Pings

by evenwind » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:19 pm

I used a pipette (which is supposed to have a "standard sized" drop) but had a lot of runoff. I guess I should give it another try.

Meanwhile, anybody else using solid food?
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Re: Feeding Indoor Pings

by twitcher » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:53 am

I use frozen fruit flies. I culture them and feed to fish and plants. Excess from the culture goes into zip bags in the freeze. Always have a small cup of defrosted flies sitting beside the plants for convenient feeding. A dental pic tip touched to water and then the flies grabs a fly or two which is then touched to dew on the ping.
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Re: Feeding Indoor Pings

by Huntsmanshorn » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:01 am

I feed mine by either spraying the leaves with Maxsea, watering via the tray method with Maxsea and/or by fungus gnat, all work pretty well.

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Re: Feeding Indoor Pings

by jeff » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:18 am

Bonjour

indoor but in terra , in a heated or unheated room ?
what specie ? just mexican or their hybrid?
you do not practice dormancy,your plant are always in growing ?

if you practice the dormancy no need to feed them right now until May ;)

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Re: Feeding Indoor Pings

by promethean_spark » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:17 am

I use a toothpick moist w ping or sundew slime, to get freeze dried bloodworms out of their can and put them on the leaves. No need to rehydrate for pings, sundews or vfts.
I'd go maxsea route if I were worried about them being photogenic...


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