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Ants are eating my fly traps!

Posted by chompyismyflytrap Florida (My Page) on
Tue, May 25, 10 at 12:02

Hello guys!

Last night I cut a wasp in pieces and fed it (first time) to my fly traps. I carefully rubbed the trap leafs together to make sure they shut tight. However, this morning I was horrified to see that the traps were all half-eaten and ants were swarming around.

How can I cope with ants stealing my plants catch? Thanks!

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RE: Ants are eating my fly traps!

It won't happen if you leave them alone to catch their own prey. If it does then you need to take care of the ants.

RE: Ants are eating my fly traps!

If you are interesting in feeding your flytraps, I'd recommend feeding live insects with a pair of tweezers. The ants won't show up to scavenge the carcass before the flytrap has completely closed around it.

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