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I've always loved pitchers and VFT plants, but have never kept any. I've gathered that the carnivorous plant hobby seems to be much like the US coleoptera hobby (lots of "experts" with conflicting methods). Was just wondering if anyone knows of any good resources or communities.

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Terraforums.com is the best Carnivorous Plant forum I've found.  Most members agree on ways to grow plants there and I've had much success with help from those members.  Also a great book is: The Savage Garden.  

 

Good Luck!  :D

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1 hour ago, Acro said:

Terraforums.com is the best Carnivorous Plant forum I've found.  Most members agree on ways to grow plants there and I've had much success with help from those members.  Also a great book is: The Savage Garden.  Good Luck!  :D

Excellent! Thank you very much!

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Just in case, if you are getting carnivorous plants to remove any small flies including fruit flies and mushroom flies around your beetle containers, that is NOT a great idea. Carnivorous plants are commonly known to feed on insects and small animals for nutrition, however, that is so wrong... Their regular diet is nutrition from soil and photosynthesis from sunlight.

As the name says, they can digest insects or small animals (rat sometimes do fall into the nepenthese), however, they actually use up similar amount of energy to digest to consume. Therefore, if the plant is fed up with too many insects daily basis, they can die off from it (which is kind of funny for the name).

I used to harvest some venus fly trap variations, but lost my interest after an year as I couldn't find the good forum to discuss or buy more things... It was way before the Facebook gotten popular to people. I'm pretty sure there is a group in Facebook as well.

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