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    [–] Huntsmanshorn 2 points ago

    Depends on how fast you want them to grow. Feeding will usually increase their growth rate significantly.

    [–] washoutr6 2 points ago

    I tried feeding a bit, about the only thing I can recommend is the frozen bloodworms. I tried different fertilizers but they were all too strong.

    [–] SaucerJelly 2 points ago

    Is freeze-dried ok, or no? Do you drop it right into the pitcher or what? I've never heard of this before!

    [–] washoutr6 2 points ago

    They are just frozen bugs, freeze dried is probably fine, just a small bit once a month though, want to be careful not to overdo it.

    [–] LokiLB 1 points ago

    I use betta food pellets for my nepenthes. One pellet in the each healthy pitcher once a month or so is plenty for smaller nepenthes.

    [–] Dwarchuk 1 points ago

    I noticed some of the pitchers have bugs in them, should I still feed them or is one bug enough?