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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:51 pm 
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Hi do any of you know if you can put Venus Fly Trap or any other carnivorous plant with my pair of A.gigas??

I have loads of fruit flies. Or any other ideas?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:40 am 
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Yes, you should have no trouble putting an adult A. gigas with a venus fly trap plant. But it is quite possible the millipede will dig up/trample the plant. The plant should be no danger to a large milli.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:19 pm 
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Venus Fly Traps need a winter rest period, and will appear dead during this time and will resume normal growth come spring, with high light and suitable soil you should be fine if you're willing to remove the plant for winter.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:27 am 
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thanks for all of your help. i am new to this sort of stuff


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:35 pm 
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A venus fly trap is not really the right type of plant for dealing with a fruitfly infestation, they "turnaround time " on the traps is too slow and each leaf wil only take 1 fly at a time if the flies are large enough to trigger they leaves. If you are looking at plants then something like a sundew or a butterwort will work much better as the leaves have a sticky surface all over, though this may not be appropriate for a milli tank. Other option, do a search on here for "vinegar trap", these are very efficient at dealing with fruit flies.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:01 pm 
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Take several small paper cups. Put 2-3 drops of liquid dish soap in them. Fill with orange juice and mix gently. Put the cups around the locations you have fruit flies. The flies will go to the juice and the soap eliminates the surface tension. Don't put the cups where millipedes will reach as the soap will be toxic to them as well.


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