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Carnivorous plants

Discussion in 'Tegu Enclosures' started by Waters, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. Waters

    Waters Member

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    I am planning on incorporating some insect eating plants strategically in the enclosure to handle a gnat issue that appeared from my topsoil/peat substrate. Has anybody tried this yet? I think the success will depend on Blue's desire to smash them lol.....but he does leave the other live plants alone. There are several species that are animal safe, live in tropic conditions, and eat small insects. They also require very low nutrient water, which my RO/DI misting system will provide.
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    Ivyna J Spyder Member 5 Year Member

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    I use them in my tortoise enclosure. Get the sort you can hang from the ceiling, like pitcher plants. Because more likely than not they'll get trampled on the ground.

    They also often need bright lights, so you'll probably need a good plant light.
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  3. Waters

    Waters Member

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    Thanks for the input.....I looked at the Pitcher plants but it appeared they only ate slightly larger insects, like ants. I am trying to catch tiny gnats unfortunately so I ordered a couple of Tropical Sundews and a Butterwort. You are correct though, them being trampled is definitely by biggest worry :(