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What does a venus flytrap eat?

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If other plants can thrive on gases in the air plus water from the soil, why do Venus Flytraps eat insects? To accomplish this, plants needs additional nutrients like: nitrogen - to make amino acids, nucleic acids, proteins. read more

Feed larger Venus flytrap leaves adult crickets, ants, small beetles, grasshoppers, spiders, millipedes, sowbugs and suitably sized slugs. In their native habitat, Venus flytraps don't often capture flies, but instead many kinds of crawling insects, such as beetles and ants. read more

Flytraps actually get a good deal of their sustenance like other plants do, through the process of photosynthesis. During photosynthesis, plants use the energy of the sun to drive a reaction that converts carbon dioxide and water to sugar and oxygen. read more

Do not feed your Venus flytraps during dormancy. During this time, the plant is resting and saving all of its energy for the next growing season. The trap will close very slowly, or may not close at all. read more

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