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Old 6th August 2011, 03:33 PM
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Default Drosera Food: Bloodworms

I was taking a look at my sundews recently; After flowering four times in a row, some of my capensis weren't looking so good, and my adelae, despite being so easy to propagate, never seem to make it past a 3 in diameter. Since feeding is generally considered more important for droseras, and mine haven't really caught much recently, I went and bought some freeze-dried blood-worms for them for the first time.

I was impressed with the response the capensis had to feeding. This is one of the smaller ones, just to show how drastic the curling is on some of the leaves...





It's too early yet to tell how this will affect growth, but I have high hopes.

Anyone want to share their experiences feeding their plants with bloodworms?
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Wow, it looked so hungry!
Tarence fed his S. psittacina with blood worm juice, the plant grown up to a handsome giant and the colour is redder too!!! But that sounds disgustingto me!
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Just ignore the creepy-sounding name; you can crush up the B.W.s in a plastic bag then apply to your plants with a toothpick or pipette. The stuff looks like peat when crushed, and doesn't smell; the only downfall is the leaves won't look as pristine.
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Hi,I recently bought some frozen blood worms...
May I know what it the differance between freeze dried and frozen??
Or I can take the frozen BW ice cube and dry them under hot sun??
Will the neps rot if I put liquid worms into them??

Sorry for so many questions...
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Default Re: Drosera Food: Bloodworms

Hi Sam.

I'm not quite sure what you meant by your first question. Freeze-drying is a process of dehydrating perishables by freezing them then letting the water evaporate out. It isn't kept frozen after that. I would figure that both would have about the same amount of nutritious value as far as CPs go.

Just make sure that the food is thawed before you feed your plants with them. Moisture shouldn't be a problem, in fact I rehydrate my freeze dried BWs before feeding them to my plants.

The worms would probably turn to liquid in the pitchers anyway. Just be cautious that you don't overfeed.

Hope this helps.
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Tarence blend the frozen BW with blender, then injected the juice into the pitcher !!!
I told him not to serve me fruit juice whenever I visited his home.
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walao geli man.....
i just feed my neps blood worms yesterday...
i fed them the worn whole...
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How i wish to feed my starving vtf with that....But im not allow to do so
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@ Jimmy - Not allowed?

@TS - I will never think of blenders the same again.
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Default Re: Drosera Food: Bloodworms

hi TS, thx for advertising my blood worm juice to all the nice folks. Now no one will accept any reddish coloured drinks in my house. LOL.

Hey, it works tho. I just did my 7th round of juicing & the CPs do show improvement esp the droseras. Yay !

Marigoldsfail21 : I usually spray the bloodworm juice on the sundews, covering like 50% of the leaves at most. They love it. The sarracenias usually don`t show any growth spurt & Neps are not very reactive as well.

It`s the sundews which gets pumped up. I do it like once every quarterly. All the best !
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