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    a first time sarr growers worst nightmare

    ok, i need some help and quick. this is the first time ive grown sarr's from seed and ive come against my worst nightmare, i was just inspecting my pot of Sarracenia flava and noticed it was infested with aphids! it seems to be cotained to the flava but their starting to spread to the purpurea, which is doing wonderfully and i dont want them to perish. so what do i do? if i am to use pesticides which brands are safe to use? please help before there all gone.

    -thanks in advance, jon

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    are you sure they are aphids? i have springtails in my "pots" are they fast or really slow moving?
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    really slow moveing, when i poked them they dident appear to even care.

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    you can submerge it underwater or use pesticide. I use Schultz.

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    does the sumergeing really work? how long do you keep them under? and how about the brand bonide? anybody ever use that?

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    you can keep them under for a day, and hopefully the pests will be gone.

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    Submerge for at least 4 days. That will destroy the aphids. Chemically, use Orthene. It is systemic, becoming a part of the plant and kills aphids, mealybugs, whitefly, and a host of others, real quick. I prefer to use the Orthene personally. Follow any directions on the bottle. Spray the diluted concentrate with distilled water as its base.
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    I've had D. capensis, spatulata, and adelae infested with aphids, at one time or another. Never had to use chemicals. I just submerged them, anywhere from 2 days to a week. The aphids died and the plants all recovered, although they had that drowned rat look for several days.

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