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    Aphids

    what could i use to get rid of aphids on sundew, i thought of getting some lady bugs, but then i think to my self will they do the job of eating or will they get eatin them selves. not sure what other things i can do to my cp as most sprays reek havoc on them. maybe some of you more seasoned cp'ers got ideas. if they were like the other plants i would spray them with neem oil
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    Orthene is used quite often. Use water soluble versions of pesticides as the pre-mixed (especially aerosol can) sprays often have vehicles that are harmful to CPs.

    If your plants are in a terrarium or tank you could try placing a flea collar around the pot of the infested plants, better yet quarantine the plant in a plastic bag with a flea collar.

    Or if you have the time on your hands you could use some fine tweezers, a spray bottle (water) and a magnifying glass and manually remove the aphids.

    Ladybugs will just wind up feeding your CPs.
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    The easiest and cheapest and 100 % effective method for me has been to simply place the pot in a larger vessel and overfill it with water. The aphids drown and die within a couple days and the plants will look like "drowned rats" for the following week, but they recover. I have used this method with D. capensis, spatulata, and adelae.

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    i use the aerosal can of Ortho Orthenex...hasnt harmed my plants in any way shape or form....but i only do it lightly. not a heavy spray

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    wonder does any one use neem oil or is it toxic to cp?

    neem is what i treat all my other non cp plants with.
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    Neem oil is fine for most CPs, im not sure about Drosera though. never tried it. just try to avoid the soap

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    you referring to safer's insecticidal soap, i learned the hard way. but if you refer to the dish soap used for neem as emulsifier then i would like the heads up cause that experience i had was bad.
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    i mean, avoid using any soap whatsoever lol....soap = bad.

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