An Eastern Grey Squirrel uprooted a few hundred Darlingtonia seedlings in the nursery bog yesterday. If I am an animal, and its an animal (introduced to the island like myself) and I whack it, is that considered biological pest control?
It depends if you are Vegan or not. The only way to deal with squirrels and other vertebrates is to cover the bog with a light netting on poles. You don't need anything heavy as they hate to get their feet stuck in the netting. Not too fine either as you want the bugs to get in.
Thanks for the tip Lloyd. There are always squirrels around here but they have never bothered the bogs until yesterday. The neighbors walnut tree is ripe with fruit and one of the squirrels decided the Cobra bog was a great stash spot. I temporarily covered with a shade cloth I had laying around but I will take your advice and switch to bird mesh so light and insects can get in. I replanted the victimized seedlings and am hoping for the best. A few are toast for sure.
Post by amanitovirosa on Nov 1, 2016 20:56:55 GMT -5
...my Dead Pool tray does not have a drain hole in it, so with all the rain we've had here lately it is full of water. All my little dead pots are below the current water table and have been for the past month, at least. I was poking around in there today and found that a lot of the plants (Flytraps) are coming back around. Even the pots that were completely submerged, tipped over by whatever vermin, are alive and doing better than the pots that were not. Submerged Drosera are also alive. Just sayin', this would contradict pretty much all suggested growing methods for these plants.
Post by Justintime on Feb 12, 2017 16:13:44 GMT -5
Yeah my aunt can only do so much she did a good job watering but she has no idea what she looking at. In about 3 months I'll be moving. I'll be building a more advanced version of my tank. One I can walk away from.
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