For the first time in my life I have a Venus Fly Trap for an office plant. Yesterday I was thinking that I want to see my plant eat some bugs so I did a little Internet search and found out that I can buy baby crickets from any Petco store. After work I drove over to Petco and I asked for only 5 crickets, but I don’t think the lady wanted to touch them to count out only 5. She just dumped about 15-20 into a small bag and charged me $0.87. Last night I wanted to make sure that the crickets won’t die on me because I want to watch them run into my plant, so I put a couple pieces of lettuce in the bag. By morning the lettuce was almost all gone and the crickets are still alive.
Today I brought the crickets to work and dumped all of them into my terrarium to feed my plant. I figure that by tomorrow either my Venus Fly trap will be completely eaten by the crickets or maybe some of the crickets will be eaten by the plant. One of the crickets has already managed to get itself caught in a small trap, but it might be able to get out of that. I can’t wait to see what happens to the others. It is like my very own “Little Shop of Horrors.”