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    Aloha Tony,
    will run some tests on the mosquito larvae when I get home. figure treat for fungus gnats and side benefit no mosquitoes either

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    Where do you get your gnatrol? I haven't seen it sold in anything less than a 5 gallon bucket.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Paroubek View Post
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    Fungus gnats are nasty buggers and can directly kill young seedlings of many plants and adult plants of small tender plants such as Pings and Drosera. They also cause significant stress to plants by eating root hairs and tender root tips which can also lead to fungal pathogen entry through the damaged plant tissue.

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    Bti is recommended as a specific for fungus gnat control. You can buy it in granular form off the shelf by Bayer Advanced as "Mosquito Killer" (may no longer be available). You can also buy Mosquito Dunks. I just break off a chunk of a Mosquito Dunk and put in in a water container at least overnight and top water my plants with it. You can also just put a small chunk in you water tray.

    Hasn't harmed any of my plants yet. Do not use with Utricularia as the larvae are a good food source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cp-connection View Post
    Where do you get your gnatrol? I haven't seen it sold in anything less than a 5 gallon bucket.
    They package a quart size container but don't recall where I got it from.
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    I have never purchased from this place but they do seem to have a variety of smaller sizes. It's just the first one I was able to fine on a quick search. Maybe it will help you guys find more places with better prices or something... http://www.davessaguarocactus.com/servlet/Categories

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    Has anyone ever tried diatomaceous earth on CPs? It kills bugs quick. Looks like dust but under a microscope it looks like sharp pieces of broken glass. Cuts through bugs exoskeleton and dries them out. I know some people use silica sand as a soil additive and DE is 80-90% silica. It's made from algae fossils.

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    From what I have read, "The active ingredient in Gnatrol is Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti)." That is the very same strain of Bt that is used to control mosquito larva.

    I also understand that the product called Gnatrol has been discontinued by the manufacturer. However, Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) is still available in other products and should be just as effective if it can be delivered effectively to where the larva are feeding.

    Here's the website link to a product that looks promising -- Bti.
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