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By alanmota2004
Posts:  229
Joined:  Tue May 02, 2017 9:45 pm
#292822
I just want to go to my local walmart to buy maggots because i have seen some of my plants feeling a little under the weather while trying to get use to there new environment

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By Wikiwakawakawee
Posts:  688
Joined:  Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:30 pm
#292846
I know it seems like a good idea to feed them in hopes of getting them to look better, but you should always wait for your plants to acclimate and establish themselves before feeding them :) In some cases, depending on the type of plant, feeding them when they're not properly acclimated can actually cause adverse affects! :o
For example, feeding a Sundew when it's not doing so well and not making dew could burn the leaf you're trying to feed.

Anyways, once your plants are ready, you could pick up some freeze dried blood worms (All natural, no added vitamins/minerals or whatever), soak them in some water till they're soft and give appropriate portions to your plants :) (That's what I feed my plants anyways :mrgreen: )
By Sakaaaaa
Posts:  1026
Joined:  Thu May 12, 2016 2:18 pm
#292847
My plants catch their meals by them selves. The caught prey includes, for drosera: Ants, gnats, flies.
For nepenthes:
Ants, beetles, mantises,cockroaches, bugs, a tiny gecko baby.
By Fishkeeper
Posts:  733
Joined:  Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:59 pm
#292863
Not maggots, they can chew into things. Go to a pet store and look for a can of freeze-dried bloodworms, shrimp, or other arthropod in the fish food section. Much more convenient than live food, and it works just fine.

And definitely don't feed the plants until they're happy. It absolutely will not help. Carnivorous plants use sunlight for their everyday fuel and use bugs to grow, they don't need bugs to survive.

Maybe Drosera capillaris 'Long Arm'?

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