my D. falconeri had aphids. I sunk them into water and rubbed everything with my fingers and left them underwater for 1 hr. Most of the folks here agree I didnt kill the eggs. However, I havent seen aphids revive since I did this exercise. Eiter I'm lucky or the eggs arent hatching.
Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 12-18-2007 at 12:47 PM.
Hello, I must be going...
The good news is that aphids usually only lay eggs in the late fall and eary winter, propagating by "live" birth at other times. Depends on the species and conditions (mostly temps). The bad news is that the eggs overwinter and hatch in the spring. Hopefully the aphids were not in the egg laying phase.