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When you feed blood worms to butterworts do you feed them dried or re-hydrate them first?  I've done it both ways but I'm not sure which is the best way for the plant.

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Hi Patricia,

Definitely hydrate first.  When they are dry the plants don't always start secreting enzymes.  If they are wet, however, the proteins and other compounds stimulate the glands.  I like to swish them around a little on the leaves too since insects moving tend to stimulate the glands too.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest
http://www.growcarnivorousplants.com

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