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    FYI Springtail control

    I had some springtails in my CP pots, although they may be a food source, but decided to get rid of them as i was told by an entomologist that they feed on roots. Also my U. longifolia wasn't looking too healthy and I suspect the springtails had something to do with it.

    Found out by chance that spraying a pesticide called Conserve was very effective. Only 1 spray and they were gone. Here's a quote from the manufacturer, " Spinosad, the active ingredient in Conserve, is derived from the fermentation of a naturally occurring organism, uniquely combining the efficacy of synthetic insecticides with the benefits of biological insect pest control products".

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    I wonder how well it works on aphids.

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    Spinosad is what I used to commit genocide on unfortunate blue springtails in my plant collection. Worked quick and had no effect on Pings, Drosera, Utrics, Cephalotus, VFT, Moss etc.

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    In my work, I find it very effective on thrips.

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    lol... I find it funny that while you guys are trying to get rid of springtails....I'm trying to find some to infest my baby Drosera pots hahaha. But thanks for the heads up on a way to get rid of them if ever needed.

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    I've got to admit that they're kinda cute for a bug....look at those eyes ooooooooh !

    http://s960.photobucket.com/albums/a...springtail.jpg

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    I usually see the corpses of these things randomly in my mini drosera forest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tje25 View Post
    lol... I find it funny that while you guys are trying to get rid of springtails....I'm trying to find some to infest my baby Drosera pots hahaha. But thanks for the heads up on a way to get rid of them if ever needed.
    I "started" my blue springtails colony by purchasing Cypress mulch from pet store place. It is always sold wet in there and is a perfect ground for these little guys. Blue springtails are actually beneficial and harmless to CPs, and they are cute too. Too bad I found out all that info after I Nuked the place...


    Quote Originally Posted by riceman View Post
    I've got to admit that they're kinda cute for a bug....look at those eyes ooooooooh !

    http://s960.photobucket.com/albums/a...springtail.jpg

    NICE shelf you built there!!!!

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