I had one of the kind from your pic a long time ago I don’t think it ever ate anything I even put a dead bug right in its mouth and it didn’t even eat it, I got a pitcher plant and it worked better I actually found a dead fly in it once
I don’t think they’re incredibly effective, but they’re relatively easy to take care of and look cool.>>54804
Venus fly traps are motion activated, they won’t eat a dead bug.
I've read that venus fly traps are very hard to care for. I got one a couple times as a kid and every time it died in a couple weeks. Pitcher plants are a lot easier.
>Pitcher plants are a lot easier.
but don't they smell like shit
I thought they smelled sweet, so as to attract more insects.
never noticed any smell
i had same experience
if you just want to kill insects there are a variety of cheap traps you can make. flypaper is absurdly effective as well
they never catch anything, i always had to trap the flies myself in a bottle and shake it violently so i could drop it in the fly trap