how should an insect look like when the trap is done with it

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how should an insect look like when the trap is done with it

by Tilt » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:47 pm

Hey

My trap has been catching a couple of bugs lately, but when it opens up after a week or a lil bit more, the insect inside, even if dead dosen't look like it's been digested.... just trapped there

is it normal?

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Re: how should an insect look like when the trap is done wit

by ModeratelyExcessive » Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:12 pm

Yeah, they look pretty much like any dead insects, if maybe just a little squished. What the trap does is digest all the juices from inside the bug, it doesn't actually digest the outer body.

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Re: how should an insect look like when the trap is done wit

by heathenpriest » Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:09 am

Yeah, they don't totally disappear or turn to slime or anything. Mine usually just leave the insects looking dried up and maybe slightly flatter than they originally were. Really soft-bodied bugs look a little more squished than others, but that's about it.
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Re: how should an insect look like when the trap is done wit

by kevinqwe » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:01 am

sometimes they look a little shriveled up

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Re: how should an insect look like when the trap is done wit

by Oblivion » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:23 am

its just a bug, but crispified and dried out ;)

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Re: how should an insect look like when the trap is done wit

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Re: how should an insect look like when the trap is done wit

by Oblivion » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:15 am

kaepora gaebora wrote:http://www.sarracenia.com/photos/dionaea/dionamusci058.jpg


here is a picture of a dead bug.



millipede?

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Re: how should an insect look like when the trap is done wit

by Jaws » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:13 pm

Some of my traps are just reopening after a week from feeding some small crickets, and im amazed how little of the insect is left.

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Re: how should an insect look like when the trap is done wit

by Jaws » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:13 pm

Oblivion wrote:
kaepora gaebora wrote:http://www.sarracenia.com/photos/dionaea/dionamusci058.jpg


here is a picture of a dead bug.



millipede?


Looks like an Earwig.

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Re: how should an insect look like when the trap is done wit

by Tilt » Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:46 pm

thx for the tips :)


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