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'ware to the hapless fungus gnat...

This is a discussion on 'ware to the hapless fungus gnat... within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; P. primaflora, a butterwort The whole plant the flower where all the 'action' is ... ...

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    Default 'ware to the hapless fungus gnat...

    P. primaflora, a butterwort

    The whole plant



    the flower




    where all the 'action' is ... the gnat graveyard


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    How pretty in a miniature kinda way.
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    The gnats don't exactly learn from the experience of others, do they? LOL Pretty flower!

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    Ohhh, that is weird. I hope Lou doesn't see this. He will want one for sure.

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    How does it kill them, Pavel?

    Yeah, Lynda - gnats aren't known for their surperior cognitive functions. They see the gnat graveyard and think, "Wow! That looks like fun! Hey, guys, wait for me..."

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    Quite a bug catcher , pretty flower too . Gin

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    Nice Ping.! How long does it take for all those flies to be digested?

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    Coooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!! How do you keep it happy? That is, besides feeding it fungus gnats.

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    Beautiful. I love the bug eaters. Only saw the blue in the wild once; your's is gorgeous and looks so healthy! It ought to get nice and fat with all the gnatfood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahon View Post
    Nice Ping.! How long does it take for all those flies to be digested?
    -Pat
    They never get completely digested. Chitin is rather hard to break down. Typically the softer areas disolve and rains wash away the exoskeletons. I expecting waterings should eventually wash some of the remains off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tindomul1of9 View Post
    Coooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!! How do you keep it happy? That is, besides feeding it fungus gnats.
    This one's a tropical so warm temps aren't a problem. Mainly beyond that, keep it moist.

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    How does it kill them, Pavel?

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    Leaves exude a sticky mucilage -- strong enough to trap weak bugs like gnats. Stronger prey like healthy fruit flies are rarely caught.

    Unfortunately, snails/slugs glide right over them. Found one of the slimy b(&()*&%$ yesterday. I suspected it was there when a baby ping disappeared. Crushed the bugger that I found but unfortunately, where there is one there is generally more.

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