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Thread: Starting a new hobby - Aphid Farming {Warning Aphid Porn Inside}

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    The ladybugs and lacewings will eventually bring the aphids under control but it will not be an instant fix. It will work best if the plants are in a room from which the ladybugs and lacewings cannot leave. Otherwise some portion will fly off to other pastures.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ57 View Post
    Mass: Ladybugs eat aphids.
    yeah, I know.
    Which is why I asked if he was seriously breeding aphids, then why bring in something that'd eat them?

    Personally, I'd burn the plants. Aphids and all..

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    to kill the aphids on my aquatic plants after a little reading all one needs to use some dish soap and water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpbobby View Post
    to kill the aphids on my aquatic plants after a little reading all one needs to use some dish soap and water.
    yep, that's what I started with.. lots and lots of it... then the insecticidal soap... lots and lots of it... then neem oil.. lots and lots of it.. then every hokey little recipe there is -- then I called in the ladybugs and lacewings -- still to no avail... lol .. I think I'm dealing with some kind of super bionic mutated ultra aphids..

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    Soak them in the diluted pesticide solution for 7 to 8 hours plants should be fine.

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    If the ladybugs and lacewings don't work out for you a pesticide I would recommend would be Malathion, it is a hardcore pesticide ment for aphids. It is a relative to DDT but without the environmental breakdown, it is an organic pesticide

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrmc114064 View Post
    If the ladybugs and lacewings don't work out for you a pesticide I would recommend would be Malathion, it is a hardcore pesticide ment for aphids. It is a relative to DDT but without the environmental breakdown, it is an organic pesticide
    I'll try that.. I'll try anything at this point, lol

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    Oh my!! Im sorry, Im so sorry.

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