- Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:53 pm
It sounds like you already understand how Flytraps operate, you know you triggered the trap to close by touching the hairs.
However, it's not that your trap doesn't like dead flies, it's that the hairs must be touched again and again to stimulate the trap to seal and digest. A dead fly can't do that, but a live bug can. If a trap closes and doesn't get stimulated more, it will reopen in a day or so.
Use some small tweezers to remove the fly carcass, or maybe a toothpick to flick it out. There's nothing wrong with your plant.
Actually, you have a very nice looking specimen there. Enjoy being a plant parent.
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