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What to Feed?

by xavier_rose » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:38 pm

Maybe this is sort of an odd question, but here goes...

I'm interested in getting a Venus Fly Trap, but my house doesn't get many flies or insects at all. In this case, would I have to feed the plant, or would it be able to survive solely off its photosynthetic bits? If I did have to feed it, what could I feed it? Mealworms, bits of meat, something...?


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Re: What to Feed?

by Adam » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:24 am

You don't need to feed them anything. They will do just fine if you give them lots of direct sunlight.
Is your VFT experiencing these conditions?


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Re: What to Feed?

by kevinqwe » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:26 am

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Re: What to Feed?

by Matt » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:41 am

Adam's got your question covered. I just wanted to add that you should never feed them anything they wouldn't catch in nature, so bits of meat are out of the question.

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Re: What to Feed?

by kittyklaws » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:44 am

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Re: What to Feed?

by Seeger21 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:14 am

You can set them outside and they will catch the food themselves. Tons of bugs outside!

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Re: What to Feed?

by tez » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:12 am

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Re: What to Feed?

by victor » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:14 pm

Well you could go to your local pet store and feed your plants the babay crikets.
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