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Over-eating

Posted by rover72 (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 8, 10 at 11:18

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?

Cheers


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RE: Over-eating

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


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RE: Over-eating

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


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RE: Over-eating

People overeat; plants generally do not.


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