Advertisement I've tried to keep a venus fly trap plant a few times over the past few years, but I can't seem to keep them alive. I recently got a new one to try again. One issue is that when a trap has caught food, eventually it will rot instead of reopening later. Is this normal? I make sure the prey is small enough for that trap so it gets a good seal for digestion. This has happened with flies, ants, isopods, and mealworms; it doesn't seem to matter the species. Is there something additional I should be doing post-feeding? Thanks in advance!!