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July 18, 2006

Arrggh! More Aphids!

Filed under: Pests — Andrew Kimoto @ 10:21 am

Although the Orthenex that I applied to one of my Dionaea got rid of the aphids on that one plant, now I have aphids on several other Dionaea.  Needless to say, I sprayed them with Orthenex right away this time since I already had some on hand.  We’ll see how it works out.

June 25, 2006

Bugs eating my CP: resolution

Filed under: Pests — Andrew Kimoto @ 4:29 pm

Well, the Orthenex that I sprayed on my Dionaea with aphids seems to have done the trick.  I don’t see any more aphids on the plant, and the latest traps that  have developed appear to be normal.  I’ll definitely be keeping the Orthenex around from now on…

May 31, 2006

Bugs eating my CP?

Filed under: Pests — Andrew Kimoto @ 7:15 pm

Well, one of my Dionaea (my giant cultivar) has aphids. I first noticed that something was wrong as it was coming out of dormancy. The traps were coming out all misshapen. Then I noticed the telltale white exoskeleton husks around the crown of the plant and saw the little critters on the leaves.

Strangely ironic that an insectivorous plant is itself being eaten by insects…

I read in The Savage Garden that Orthene is a good insecticide for use on CP’s. It also recommended that I use a wettable powder if possible. I was not able to find this, so I am going to go with the liquid. Hopefully I should have some results shortly.

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