I use freeze-dried bloodworm, flakes and Betta pellets. Crumble or crush them very finely - a mortar and pestle is useful. Use only a very tiny amount on your plants and mist lightly with CP safe water. This aids digestion - otherwise the glands may not produce enough fluid to wet the material enough and you get fungus growth from the undigested bits. If you get holes burning in the leaves sprinkle less next time.
Try fat free milk. I haven't used it, but I can't see why they wouldn't like it, unlike say Drosera.
It would be so nice to start a new political party. Maybe name it, The Tea Party II for Americans, not racist anti-American douches that hate their neighbors? We need to reform our politics, not make them more partisan and dumber.
Post by Joseph Clemens on Nov 21, 2014 5:16:42 GMT
I use a combination of local-caught (via bug zapper) insects. I warm them in the oven at 100F, until they are thoroughly dry, then I grind them into a powder with a coffee grinder. I also use a soluble fertilizer; Peters or Jacks 20-20-20 with trace minerals. I use it dissolved into purified water, until it is approximately 80ppm strength. Sometimes I spritz it onto the insect dust that has already been dusted onto the plants leaves. And sometimes I spritz the fertilizer solution to wash the insect dust into the crown of the plants.
Post by Joseph Clemens on Nov 22, 2014 1:04:11 GMT
I too started with freeze-dried tubifex and blood-worms, but they were expensive, and I was already zapping the native insects on my patio, I just added a bucket beneath then discovered I needed to cover the whole contraption with 1" chicken wire. Without the chicken wire birds were stealing all my insects. Some lizards still do, but they eat much less than the birds. Much cheaper than the store bought stuff.