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    Mine kinda look like that right now too. Bayer rose insect killer got rid of the mealies that were hanging out on them, but the white stuff remained somehow. After spraying down with neem though the white stuff went away. Not sure what it was/is, but I get the feeling I'll be battling it for a long time to come

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    Probably that waxy stuff mealybugs produce. Immiscible in water but perhaps miscible with Neem oil or the surfactants/emulsifiers in the Neem solution?

    One home remedy for mealybugs on Sarracenia that some people use is 1 part 409 cleaner, 1 part rubbing alcohol and 4 parts water. The 409 dissolves the waxy coat and the alcohol kills the mealybugs. Not enough soap to cause much damage but flushing your pots a week or so later wouldn't hurt.
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    bad peatmoss was wat did it for me....

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    I had something like that growing on my Spatulata. Plant formed a large tight clump and the fungus started to grow in between individual plants and on their leaves.

    Bought Trichoderma strain from ampac biotech, made the solution and sprayed the hell out of the plant (plant, soil, everything). Even injected the solution directly between the plants via pipette. I was afraid I'm going to kill poor sundew like that but it was OK. Infection disappeared within days and now it is growing strong again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
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    Our resident emtomologist says you may be able to smell a sweetish scent like honeydew melon in bad infestations. Don't let your friends or family see you sniffing your plants
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    I don't care about humans... Who needs mocking relatives when you have the terrifying hooded crows !
    Whenever they see me handling a pot more than usual, the next morning I find that pot knocked down with the plant completely unrooted somewhere or thrown off the balcony. They also do it when I put aside a pot away from the group. I think they suspect crocus bulbs in this season, they just love stealing that stuff
    So yeah, no intimacy allowed, I am being watched by beady little eyes and huge beaks.

    I'm going with the pest scenario. My aroids and succulents got infected by a crazy wave of aphids last month. They even took out a drosophyllum seedling. They are gone now (ddvp) but some may have remained on the poor cephie, I'll keep a close look in the following days.

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    Ah, I saw the CD hanging there and was wondering if it was effective in keeping birds away. Apparently not. Crows have taken interest in my pots too, as well as the California scrub jay. The jays bury peanuts that neighbors feed them. Squirrels and crows like to dig them up. I've found many of my Sarracenia seedlings uprooted earlier this year. I place bamboo cooking skewers with the pointed ends out at various angles in pots around which seems to be keeping the jays and crows away. I just have to be careful not to skewer myself.
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    Oh, interesting idea with the skewers...Simple and practical. I will try it.

    CDs definitely keep the sparrows, doves, pigeons and other small-ish birds away; those ones love cutting and taking away drosera flower stalks. I am using one but people usually hang 3-4. They also use light grocery bags that make noise in the wind.
    However, it definitely doesn't work with the intelligent crow bunch...They will come if they feel like it.

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