Oh, I assumed that trich was the active ingredient in some fungicides.. Correction - "so I'll definately look into buying some trichoderma."
no, it wont be in fungicides
I have also seen this occur when rainwater has been used on Heliamphora. It has long been supposed that the phtyopathogenic fungal spores that affect them are common in standing rainwater. I recently discovered that the sub-idiot who had been looking after my plants while I was away, had been watering with whatever had been standing around in my yard.
I lost a number of plants that way, Trichoderma or not . . .
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Oh man, good luck. My biggest fear when it comes to heli's is them getting this dreaded sudden death pathogen.
What media are you using?
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I do use rainwater and I'm afraid that I don't think that will be changing anytime soon as I simply don't have the money to be buying gallons of RO'd water or a machine.. not entirely sure what the media is as the guy I bought it off had recently repotted it, but he certainly knows his stuff so I'm sure it's up to scratch
What is trichoderma
sounds like an STD to me
It's a fungus that has been found to have positive benefits for plants. Basically it lives in and on the soil, colonizes the plants roots system, improves plant and root growth and improves the plants fungal disease resistance. I thought this was a good read: http://www.biocontrol.entomology.cor...ichoderma.html
for me it is rotten ,it certainly phytophtora or pythium.
the Trichoderma will not help.
it must be extracted as soon as possible of your cultivation ,to avoid contagion, and discard.
you can quarantine it to see the evolution also
what is your substrate ?
Now what is your substrate is contaminated? cast as a precaution.
your Heliamphora juvenile stage was in hydroponics (perlite / peat moss alive or dead)?
Last edited by jeff 2; 09-04-2011 at 12:00 AM.
I have removed it from near any of my plants, it is now in my bathroom as that is the coolest place. I don't quite know my susbstrate but it hasn't been used for any of my other plants as it was recently repotted before buying. I think i'm going to buy some trichoderma anywa, can't hurt surely, plus after this event I think I'll be giving my Ceph a nice little trichobath every coupla months! I'm now keeping my terrarium open topped until I install a fan which should happen within the week to reduce the chance of it affecting any of my other plants, thanks for all the advice.