Post by mackthompson on Nov 3, 2015 9:31:54 GMT -5
So one of my drosera spatulata had died off for reasons unknown but had began to grow back from the root. The next thing I know the leaves are just laying there in the moss and I noticed a small greyish worm like bug. I think it must of been some kind if larvae. This is a picture of what I think is his leftover skin. (Warning graphic images of dismembered sundew, viewer discretion advised)
Post by mackthompson on Dec 3, 2015 13:40:48 GMT -5
So I have had these bugs flying around my terrarium and didn't think much of it because the sundews were eating them but I just realized they're fungus gnats. I've been doing some reading about nematodes. Are they safe for sundews and vft's?
Post by partisangardener on Dec 5, 2015 15:03:59 GMT -5
Seedlings might be in danger. Some growers here in Germany had problems due to this gnats also in dwarf droseras. Since I have in most pots some kind of Utricularia fungus gnats seem to be less. But I have other plants too. These special nematodes live on larvae not plants. But I don’t know if they like acidy soil to live in.
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:07 GMT -5
dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:45 GMT -5