Hey! My little Venus Fly Trap is actually catching flies! I've been keeping this plant right next to the computer, and this morning, I kept hearing buzzing noises. I finally realized that one of the traps that was open yesterday is closed. When I "candle" it with a flashlight, I can see a fly-sized dark mass inside
Another trap has opened with a fly carcass (this one I swatted lightly and put in the trap while it was stunned
My kitty was incensed since she thought SHE was going to get that one for a treat
), and a 3rd trap is digesting another fly-sized mass from a few days ago. At the moment, it only has 8 mature traps, so this is pretty good %.
During the summer, a few flies inevitably come inside with me if I forget to thoroughly brush myself off before entering, and, of course, there are the flies that apparently hang out by the door waiting for it to open.
This is really kind of cool.