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    I just went outside and discovered that several of my S. wrigleyana pitchers, S. flava, and S. alata pitchers had been munched.

    Fortunately, I also caught the culprit red-handed and exacted revenge with a hammer. Oh, how I wish those little buggers could feel pain!

    The remains are currently nourishing my N. miranda.

    I'll need to check for them daily now.

    Any potent pesticides you'd recommend that won't harm the plants?

    Bear in mind, they're in an undrained large pot, so something that will break down eventually is preferred.
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    sprinkle salt around your pots, I personally use rock salt. Just make sure it is a complete circle.

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    That isn't going to do much against the eggs that have been laid on the plants. Ever notice the moths and butterflies fluttering around your plants? Guess what they're doing.....
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    DUH...........I was thinking slugs. Just ignore me. You're right salt wouldn't do much to catterpitter or butterflies. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] I need to pay more attention.

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    Learn the language of the caterpillars, bred with their women, and in time your differences will be forgotten.

    Option2: Just raise the caterpillars, and when they are in butterflie form, feed them to the plants or let them go, they actually useful in adult form :P

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    I see, Pirhana. Become one with the caterpillar! Exact change from the inside out!! Brilliant thinking! Your ki must be strong, or the caterpillar will eat your sarrs.
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    Huh?

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    Guys!!!! Dont kill caterpillers!!! Theres a shortage of butterflies in the world as it is!!! Just throw them in the grass, thats what I do, as do lots of famous gardners here. Or put them in a normal garden plant that you couldnt care about.
    Just dont kill them!!!
    And I dont see how any of you can feed beautiful butterflies to plants. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
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