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I have noticed a few fungus gnats that have either drowned in a broms water-filled cup, or perhaps just naturally passed and happened to land there. Now, since they inevitably rot... would the brom absorb the nutrients from the decomposing matter through their leaves?
 

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I'm not absolutely sure whether they can absorb the nutrients this way, but I do believe so. Don't take my word for it though. I used to think it was a bad thing that flies would drown in the brom cups but now I know it's not bad at all. Probably would feed the tads in there too if there are any.
 

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It takes a while for bacteria to break the bugs down into a usable state for the plant. This process would definitely be hurried by tadpoles eating them and deficating in the water. If no tads, I occasionally flush out my broms, as they can get pretty stinky when filled with rotting organic matter.
 
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