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    I had the safer brand of fungicide. The mortality rate on my dews is horendous and I'm trying to curve that...

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    You may want to do what is known in industry as a "root cause analysis"

    If you have big problems with repeated fungus attacks, then likely those attacks are in fact a symptom of a greater issue...

    Killing the fungus without addressing the root cause of the repeated fungus attacks is not going to result in a long term solution. The more chems you dump, the more erratic overall condtions will become.

    Ive not used chemical fungicides in many years....


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    Most Drosera react very badly to fertilizers. The general rule is: DON'T!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whimgrinder View Post
    Most Drosera react very badly to fertilizers. The general rule is: DON'T!
    +1

    Though the key emphasis is on 'most'. I don't fert my dews much with exception to regia plantlets that have grown well with it. I'll generally also lightly spray the leaves with the same liquid fert on the other dews when I fert the regia. No issues so far for me though what works (or at least doesn't show negative results) for one person doesn't always translate over to another person so take it with a grain of salt. Trial and error usually gets you your best results (especially if you have a few extra plants to test on).
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    So the death of seedling may just be the result of poor rooting? The soil ratios are correct for the quatity I made. I just don't really understand the sudden death. They thrive for a couple months then die. I've checked my water even after installing a reverse osmosis system and it seems good minus a small groth of some gross looking slime mold. I've read that doesn't. Effect cps tho and I remove it as soon as I see it. I have 3 fans running at all time and it stays around 75 degrees with a humidity level of 65 to 75. If the seedlings weren't so small I would change the soil once in a while. I keep everything clean as well. All these problems didn't seem to surface until a month or so ago when I got warmer outside. I feel like I'm at a loss and losing a battle that is probly very easy to fix...

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    Some dews like to be fed to grow well. If you can indicate the type of dews you are referring to, some people may be able to help you out. If you are looking to feed them, I find an easy and effective way is with fish food. I use betta pellets which I use the back of my tweezers to squash. If I'm up to it, i put a tiny drop of water to mix and use that mix on the dew leaves. Most of the time I'm too lazy and just pick up the specks with the tweezers and place right onto the leaves. Always a nice growth spurt within a week after I do this for most dews usually. Just don't get carried away with it and too much excess dropping into the media may result in mold.
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    MaxSea is magical! It made my neps that wouldn't grow grow!

    It's like 3/4tsp per gallon, that's the max you can use it at without drosera curling up and stuff. Works on all CPs.

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    @pine: not on South American dews....those are notorious for being 1) very hungry eaters and 2) fertilizer intolerant. but yeah, apply them on everything else usually works.
    " You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." -Inigo Montoya
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