Anyway, so far we've fed it one live ant which it digested in about four days, but now the pads are turning convex, along with the cilia pointing slightly outward (instead of inward, like they were when we bought it). There are two traps that look mature enough to digest bugs, one that is still closed (immature). The immature trap is turning black on the inside edges (where the cilia would be if it were open).
This convex phenomenon is occurring on both mature traps. Is it not getting enough sunlight (I put it outside today, but it's been in the brightest window sill in the house)? Would the little bit of tap water do this (it really wasn't that much)? The sphagnum moss is still moist to the touch.
I tried to feed it another ant in the other mature trap, but the trap did not close (it is convex to the point that I was really just curious to see what would happen, because it obviously wouldn't close *around* the bug, but might squish it. Any ideas as to what might be causing the traps to point outward instead of inward?
Thanks for your help!