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    How do I get rid of fungus gnats?

    Hello fellow TF'ers

    A few weeks ago I noticed a fungus gnat larvae on my ping, but I ignored it as I thought the moranensis would take care of it. I recently moved it in to my grow chamber (dews, sarr sprouts, neps) and now there's a whole bunch of them flying around in there. They haven't been affecting the larger plants but I'm worried about my sarr sprouts and P. Moranensis which isn't doing good (maybe it's because of the fungus gnats?) I have had a very dewy Adelae in there but that hasn't been any help, I guess they're not attracted it . Any advice for getting rid of these?

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    Weird...I had an outbreak in a batch of potting soil and got rid of it using.....you guessed it, pings and dews.
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    PINGS AND DEWS 4 LYFE!

    maybe position your adelae much closer to the infestation site.
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    Yeah my dews and pings take care of most of my fungus gnats. Also fungus gnats are hard to get rid of since most soils have their eggs in them (peat, LFS). Not a huge worry and they should be mostly harmless to your plants.
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    Gnatrol

    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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    Aloha Tony
    I had wondered about that formulation of BT and if it had any adverse affects to CPs. Thanks. Now I know. I was wondering if it also killed mosquito larvae as this particular strain of BT will apparently affect other dipteran larvae in the suborder nemotocera (chironomid midges, mosquitoes etc). Could be something could just add to the CP trays for mosquito control.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kulamauiman View Post
    Aloha Tony
    I had wondered about that formulation of BT and if it had any adverse affects to CPs. Thanks. Now I know. I was wondering if it also killed mosquito larvae as this particular strain of BT will apparently affect other dipteran larvae in the suborder nemotocera (chironomid midges, mosquitoes etc). Could be something could just add to the CP trays for mosquito control.....
    I have not seen any adverse problems. I mix it up with water and drench everything. I have applied to all sorts of cps including the tuberous dews, heliamphora etc, leaves and all. Not sure on the mosquito question. I have not researched it to see if it is the same strain used in those mosquito dunks and what not.. could be. Or if it would be effective even if it's a slightly different Bt strain.
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    i had the exact same problem i went and bought some Bayer Advanced Dual Action Rose & Flower Insect Killer that works perfectly does'nt harm the CP'S or anything just spray on the plant or the soil or both just not to much and don't spray it on sundew leaves it can kill them it's what i do and also keeps more than kill fungus knats and fungus knat larvae it works for me. It also is WATERPROOF IN 1 HOUR and it is in affect for up to 30 days so you should go to a local department store or something and GET SOME!

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