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    Quote Originally Posted by curtisconners View Post
    Update: I'm soaking one of the fly traps presently and I tried to soak two of my seedling sized divisions, but the soil contains perlite and it floated to the top. Is it possible to soak them bare root? I only repoted them yesterday.
    You should be able to soak them bareroot, if you are careful not to damage the rhizome or roots while doing so. As for the metal container, idk if a short soak would harm the plant, but if you can use plastic or glass, you're probably better off doing so.

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    Good, I'll start soaking the rest of them tomorrow. About how long should i soak them? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ57 View Post
    You can use a systemic such as Bayer 3-in-1 insect control or Rose and Flower safely on your VFTs. Neem oil works also, but only kills aphids present at the time you spray.
    I actually just learned today that the primary component of neem works as a systemic. It certainly works on aphids either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtisconners View Post
    Good, I'll start soaking the rest of them tomorrow. About how long should i soak them? Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    You can try removing the aphids with a water spray (water bottle). Just blast the pests away from any plants. Or try immersing the plants (pot and all) in water for a couple days. This will not harm the plants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredg View Post
    It's helps if you read the replies you've already had Curtis
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    I would immerse them in water for a couple days and buy neem oil extract to make a spray solution. Water will take care of what is on them, now, but neem applications will deal with the unhatched eggs / future generations. It basically kills their appetite and they also forget how to reproduce (so I have read).

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    Being winter - spring the aphids are probably in the egg reproductive phase vs parthenogenesis. Our entomologist @kulamauiman could tell you more about the life cycle of aphids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    Being winter - spring the aphids are probably in the egg reproductive phase vs parthenogenesis. Our entomologist @kulamauiman could tell you more about the life cycle of aphids.
    Actually, when the infestation started it was warm enough for the fly traps to start growing, just today it started getting cold again. I took the vft's out of the water last night. I'm hoping that the cold helps get rid of some of the aphids. I'm gonna order that Bayer stuff to kill of any more aphids.

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