Over-eating

rover72September 8, 2010

I've recently added a nepenthes alata to the greenhouse. We had a party in the backyard a few weeks back, and though our yard is clean, there's student housing (rentals)in the vicinity. Since college students aren't the best stewards of their yards - or their trash cans - a lot of flies attended as well....

Now I hung out several fly traps (the plastic, store-bought kind) ahead of time along with the new nepenthes. It had a feast...it ate really, really well.

Can these things overeat and what happens if they do?

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tommyr_gw

Don't worry about it at all. Let nature handle it.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2010 at 12:25PM
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taz6122(N.W. AR.6b)

They grow and grow and grow, if they get the light and water they need as well.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2010 at 11:45AM
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petiolaris(Neutral)

People overeat; plants generally do not.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2010 at 6:36PM
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