Whats it to ya?
put the babies under a microscope. I feed mine to my birds becayse there shugary and plump, my birds love them. And ant larva/ they pick em up in their beaks and POP! POP! each bursts like a grape in their mouths.
Butr eally the worst aphid to control in my opinion is the plum leaf-curling aphids. If they get inside the curled leaves it acts as a good shelter from sprays. Wich by the way, dont work vey well for this species anyway. The worst part is that they transmit the deasease plum pox potyvirus
Plum leaf-curling aphid (Brachycaudus helichrysi)
I seen those before, I never knew those were aphids, just some insect. I noticed a curled leaf and when I opened it, a bunch of these weird black things, but they didn't look like the normal aphids.
They are aphids, and they are baaaad news. I used to mess around with various methods like submerging, alcohol, organic sprays. No go for me. Then I tried Orthene. The orthene was immediately effective, killed the aphids and harmed not so much as a tentacle on my most sensitive Drosera and Utricularia. If orthene is available I would suggest you use it, and follow up a few weeks later with another drench. The good thing about orthene is it is ststemic: the plants take it up and become poisionous to later potential parasitic attack. No hiding in the leaf rolls for them: they suck - they die!
I've got a magic window!
I placed my plants outside last week. When I checked on them at the end of the week I was horrified as I saw aphids on my one sarracenia flower stalk.
I check the forums and it looked like Orthene was my best bet, so I had time to spray the plants yesterday. Die you bugs! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img]
Tamlin, *Thanks for the answer I have been looking for.
Do you apply it per the directions on the label? *
Is there only one type of orthene?
I thought they made 2 or 3 different products?
Would you mind looking at your label and letting me know exactly what the product is that you are using.
Where you been?