User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 17 to 24 of 28

Thread: What can i do? Spider mites!

  1. #17
    BigBella's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    SF, CA
    Posts
    2,972
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You weren't losing your mind -- not just yet anyway. I made a earlier mistake and corrected it. The "Rose Defense" comes in a premixed spray bottle and a good misting of the entire pot usually does the trick. Occasionally a second spraying, a week later, becomes necessary . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

    -- Galileo "Biff" Galilei

  2. #18
    Carnivorous plant enthusiast vraev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,806
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    lol! I wouldn't have been surprised if it was me as I am truly sleep deprived working on a presentation for school.

  3. #19
    billylh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    475
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    blast them with a jet of water? I spent 10 minutes spraying my N. ventricosa yesterday and it knocked all the mites off. I have used the same technique on all sorts of plants and i have noticed WAY better results than chemicals.

    if you like chemicals, i do occasionally use this stuff from ortho called Rose Pride, and I'll say that this stuff has done more for me in one spray than all other "cides" combined. i have used it safely on all manner of cps but perfer the water method.

    just my opinion.

    ~billy

  4. #20
    Carnivorous plant enthusiast vraev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,806
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    aaaah!!! I guess I will try to use water to first dislodge any that I can before using the neem oil. The ceph is too big and I don't notice any retardation in its growth. The only problem is getting the water through all the nooks and crannies.

  5. #21
    BigBella's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    SF, CA
    Posts
    2,972
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by vraev View Post
    aaaah!!! I guess I will try to use water to first dislodge any that I can before using the neem oil. The ceph is too big and I don't notice any retardation in its growth. The only problem is getting the water through all the nooks and crannies.
    You can do a bit more harm than good by "hosing down" a Cephalotus to rid it of mites. The neem oil solution is quite enough in terms of water; and there is little chance in causing crown rot in a finicky little plant . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

    -- Galileo "Biff" Galilei

  6. #22
    Let's positive thinking! seedjar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Olympia, Washington
    Posts
    4,064
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There's always predatory mites. Check out the last paragraph: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_mite
    ~Joe
    o//~ Livin' like a bug ain't easy / My old clothes don't seem to fit me /
    I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
    Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

  7. #23
    Carnivorous plant enthusiast vraev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,806
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yeah! but generally predatory mites come with "feeder mites". So...even if I do have a small infestation now....it will be adding more fuel to the fire. And for any chance that the predators don't TAKE..... I am basically inviting more problems.

  8. #24
    Hello, I must be going... Not a Number's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    7,506
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    They are also expensive and the minimum amounts would take care of a large greenhouse. Not very cost effective if you have only a few plants to treat.
    Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Red Spider Mites
    By Peanut in forum Venus Flytrap (Dionaea ) Care Information & Tips
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-30-2007, 04:06 PM
  2. Spider Mites
    By Nickz123 in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-06-2005, 08:20 AM
  3. Red spider mites........
    By jeffsz28 in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 05-14-2004, 05:56 PM
  4. It was not spider mites all along!
    By seedling in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-12-2003, 08:35 PM
  5. Spider Mites!
    By Shauntell in forum Sundews (Drosera), Byblis, Drosophyllum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-30-2002, 12:53 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •