Re: Grasshopper(s)

Steven Klitzing (
Tue, 23 Aug 94 15:03:56 -0700

Hey, you're missing the obvious. You kill the grasshopper and then
feed it to your pitcher plants. Anybody that would throw a live
grasshopper into a greenhouse full of CPs is asking for problems.
Although I did throw cucumber beetles into a Nepenthes plant. It
ate three beetles, but the fourth escaped. By the way, cucumber
beetles do not like to eat CPs. You could also try sow bugs, pill
bugs, flies, moths, spiders, crickets, and bugs you buy at the
pet store. Ants work, too, but drosera hate them. If you use ants,
put them into pitcher plants. Nepenthes do well with ants.
If all else fails, try egg whites.

By the way, has anybody tried root feeding their CPs with fish
emulsion? If so, what was the effect?