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By Benny
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One of my flytrap caught a hornet a few days ago. Today, I noticed ants huddled in the trap. Upon further inspection, I discovered there to be a hole in the leaf! The ants were stealing the plant's prey! I found this very interesting and well played on the aunt's part. Anyone ever had this issue?
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By Dr GreenThumb
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no never, sounds like it would have been great to see it on video! I've had issues with them digging in the soil to get water but thats it.
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Dr GreenThumb wrote:no never, sounds like it would have been great to see it on video! I've had issues with them digging in the soil to get water but thats it.
I will try to post some pics in later today.
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By Dr GreenThumb
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@Benny, You've Jinnx'ed me bro! :lol:

I was just saying I've never had a problem, go out to see my plants and see a massive hole in the side of the trap. either something managed to chew its way out or in.
Any opinions guys?
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By ChefDean
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Dr GreenThumb wrote: Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:38 pm @Benny, You've Jinnx'ed me bro! :lol:

I was just saying I've never had a problem, go out to see my plants and see a massive hole in the side of the trap. either something managed to chew its way out or in.
Any opinions guys?
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It's like the movie "Alien", when they examine the Engineer body in the spacecraft. The edges appear to be pushed out, like something burst out.
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By Dr GreenThumb
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@ChefDean, :lol: :lol: yes its true!! I once fed them lie crickets and one chewed through but just enough to get his head out then die... that was a creepy sight indeed.... wonder if I have a pic still of that
By hungry carnivores
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I had this happen for a filiform sundew. The ants were able to climb on the backside of the leaf, and removed the moth pretty skilfuly. It caught 2 ants though.
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By Benny
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Sorry guys, haven't been on in awhile.

@Dr GreenThumb Lol! Sorry I didn't post a poc, but that was exactly what it looked like! The deal the traps had made in mine broke, opening the trap and making it appear strange.
hungry carnivores wrote:I had this happen for a filiform sundew. The ants were able to climb on the backside of the leaf, and removed the moth pretty skilfuly. It caught 2 ants though.
Sacrifices must be made! :lol:

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