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Spider Mites on carnivorous plants?

Posted by wildpersimmons (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 4, 08 at 19:02

Hey folks,

I've had a spider mite problem that I quelched but survived on my carnivorous plants, and I don't know how to address them there. I'm really worried about spraying them with anything but water because of the glue surfaces. Has anyone dealt with something like this before? One is a pinguicula, and the other is didierea. Help!


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RE: Spider Mites on carnivorous plants?

You can unleash some predatory mites (????)


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RE: Spider Mites on carnivorous plants?

Which carnviorous plant(s) are you talking about?


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RE: Spider Mites on carnivorous plants?

Well, darn it, can't a carnivorous plant just eat its own bugs?? ;)


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RE: Spider Mites on carnivorous plants?

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a MI (My Page) on
    Sun, Jan 6, 08 at 13:35

I was wondering when someone would point that out & who it would be ..... ;o)

Al


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RE: Spider Mites on carnivorous plants?

Al, yes, I am the queen of pointing out the obvious.

Carnivorous plants hate me - I can't get the humidity up high enough to keep them happy. Years ago, I bought a sundew with the idea that it would eat some fungus gnats for me. It sulked unless I put it under glass, which of course kept it away from the very bugs it was supposed to eat.


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RE: Spider Mites on carnivorous plants?

My gut instinct would be to go ahead and spray with whatever mite product you've got, but I'm guessing it's probably a better idea to check with the good folks at the Carnivorous Plants Forum before doing anything.


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