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By _-SphagnumFromHell-_
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So for those who have used freeze dried bloodworms to feed their seedlings or adult plants, specifically VFTs, do the bloodworms you use have anything extra in them? I bought some at the pet store and after reading the label I've found out that they have vitamin supplements like vitamin E, B12, and C. Will this hurt the seedlings I'm going to use them for? Thanks.
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By Coco
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It's been circulating that enriched freeze dried blood worms with vitamin E may cause a trap to go black. I personally haven't tested it out where I didn't want to risk it but I use freeze dried blood worms from Wal-Mart which is the Tetra one and so far so good. For baby seedlings, it's quite hard to hand feed them but you can try. I just use Maxsea 16-16-16 once every two weeks for the tiny ones.
By chomato
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I use the freeze dried blood worms with vitamin E for all my plants except utrics(obviously), sarracenia and VFTs. Though I have noticed that when I use it on my capensis, the leaves blacken much more quickly than normal, but only my burmannii and spatulata/tokaiensis don't seem to mind the food. Do you grow your VFT indoors, or do you just want to supplement what they're already catching (if outdoors)
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By _-SphagnumFromHell-_
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Well I'm specifically going to use them for my Venus Flytrap seedlings. They're about one month old and I think I could try feeding their tiny traps.
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