water butts and bugs

From: tierney wayne (hybrid_t@hotmail.com)
Date: Mon May 24 1999 - 12:13:48 PDT

Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 12:13:48 PDT
From: "tierney wayne" <hybrid_t@hotmail.com>
To: cp@opus.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <aabcdefg1809$foo@default>
Subject: water butts and bugs

>From: "chris moody" <zpyder@hotmail.com>
>To: cp@opus.hpl.hp.com
>Subject: water bugs
>Message-ID: <19990522105801.21081.qmail@hotmail.com>
>i use wtare from my water butt.

What is a water butt??

>i leave my water standing in a tray for
>quite a while before a change it. whenever i check though, there are these
>little bugs swimming around. they're round, small(about 2-3 millimetres)
>a yellowy brown colour.

They sound like _Daphnia_ (water fleas)??

>i was wondering if you can put these in pitcher plants and such and such to
>get fed off by the enzymes, or would they just carry on swimming around?
>anyone else noticed these or tried feeding them to cp's?

Why don't you try it and then let us all know?
I do know that my U. gibba loves things like Daphnia. It would be
interesting to see how long they could live for in a pitcher full of

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