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

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





















    So if anybody want's to trade something for a few aphids just hit me up with a PM and we'll work out a deal.

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    damn.......I just finished killing the last of the black aphids on my aquatic plants in my aquatic terrarium. could have given them to ya! However I can't say I would be interested in aphids.....lol. If I do ever get an aphid infestation I might be interested in some ladybugs.

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    Why would anybody in their right mind WANT aphids?
    And if you're serious, why the ladybugs?

    From one person in a hobby full of sane people,.. I find those pics disturbing, and disgusting.

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    Guys, I think it is a joke.

    Mass: Ladybugs eat aphids. Perhaps poster is raising aphids for his ladybugs? lol

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    yes, ... I was joking, lol...

    - 6 bottles of insecticidal soap, two concentrate bottles of neem oil, two treatments of dial soap, one gallon of cayenne tea and countless hours pinching leaves... 2 gallons of 1/4 cup Murphys oil soap and 2 cups rubbing alcohol.. all of these things were applied daily for over a month... surprised the plants could stand it.. --- I ordered lacewing eggs and 3,000 lady bugs - once they got in, I stopped spraying - this is one week later. . . . many dead aphids, but barely a dent since the sudden boom in population...

    the sprays were holding them in check, not killing them back, but not allowing for any population booms either...

    obviously wasted a lot of money trying to win back my plants, but at a certain point I just kept going out of spite.

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    What if you submerged the whole plant in a diluted mix of pesiticides and water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heli View Post
    What if you submerged the whole plant in a diluted mix of pesiticides and water?
    I was just discussing this with my wife... how long do you suppose I'd have to keep the plant submerged?

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    Im not sure since I have never done this but maybe try like 2-3 hours. Im sure someone who has done this can give input though because I dont know what is good time-wise.

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