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By Panman
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I wouldn't recommend it. Sundews are equipped to handle small amounts of nutrients at a time. I think milk would be too nutrient rich.
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By MikeB
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Even though Charles Darwin did as an experiment, I wouldn't recommend doing it if you value your plants.
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By MaxVft
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Some old TerraForums posts had mentioned that this worked (tofu was also tested with flytraps with high success rates) but I wouldn't recommend risking the health and safety of your plant. Just go the easy route and buy a container of betta pellets at the pet store.
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MikeB wrote:Even though Charles Darwin did as an experiment, I wouldn't recommend doing it if you value your plants.
Yeah, Darwin also found that drosera enjoy urine
https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letters ... ous-plants

This is the first time I saw this, but apparently Darwin pinned a live fly a quarter inch from a filiformis leaf to see if the leaf would reach over and grab the fly, and it did! :shock:
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I don't think plants handle animal fats well in most forms. They do respond well to Betta fish food in small amounts. I use a paste made from "Tetra Betta Small Pellets" $2.12 on amazon
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By MikeB
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I've had people at the farmers' market ask silly questions like "Can I feed it some raw hamburger?" My response is "Stop and think about this for a minute: How often do you think a wild flytrap catches a cow?" That answers their question and makes them smile.
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By Bill Phoenix
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MikeB wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:41 pm I've had people at the farmers' market ask silly questions like "Can I feed it some raw hamburger?" My response is "Stop and think about this for a minute: How often do you think a wild flytrap catches a cow?" That answers their question and makes them smile.
but what about fish food? :?:
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By Panman
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Fish food contains similar nutrients to the bugs that the plants catch. Bloodworms are actually fly larvae.
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By MikeB
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Freeze-dried bloodworms from the fish-food section are great food for carnivorous plants. Sprinkle some into a small bowl, add a few drops of water to rehydrate them, and they're ready to go.

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