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By xavier_rose
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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...?

By Adam
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You don't need to feed them anything. They will do just fine if you give them lots of direct sunlight.
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By Matt
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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.

Oh, and welcome! :)
By kittyklaws
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And a belated, welcome! :D
By Seeger21
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Joined:  Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:44 pm
You can set them outside and they will catch the food themselves. Tons of bugs outside!
By tez
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Joined:  Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:32 am
Welcome to flytrapcare!
By victor
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Well you could go to your local pet store and feed your plants the babay crikets.
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