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    Aphids eek?

    Hey everyone sad news today. I noticed Aphids are on most of my Drosera... I've successfully kept them at bay for today by hand but whats the best way to approach ridding my plants of these tiny demons? I know its suggested to flood the plants but I'm really looking for any other approach that works other than that.
    help my Drosera are in need

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    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 12-18-2007 at 12:23 PM. Reason: nomenclature

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    I use rubbing alcohol and a q-tip (cotton swab) and go leaf by leaf, if it is a limited number of sundews.

    Otherwise, I keep them underwater for days.

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    okay, so do I need to dilute it or anything? and this doesnt pose a threat to the plants or moss at all does it?

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    I use it straight up, but I carefully target the aphids one by one. The alcohol kills them by drying them out. I have used it on D. capensis with good results.

    I would try to avoid it getting on plants/moss unnecessarily, but I have not noticed that it causes any damage compared to the damage the aphids can do.
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    I'm just worried becuase I have a D. lanata ( which is a wooly) and I can't get the aphids one by one and I believe them to be hiding out... I just dont want to anihilate one of my plants... it'd be a sadddd day. but these dang aphids are just sucking the life out of it. guess I dont have a choice
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    You are correct that it is better to take some action to help solve the problem.

    Perhaps someone who has dealt with aphids on a wooly sundew will offer their input to this thread.

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    Since the area in Western Australia that these are found in averages around 35 inches of rain a year (9.7 inches in Jan) flooding should not be a problem.

    http://florabase.calm.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/3104

    From the below link click on WA in step 1, move the red box to the top center until Mt. Elizabeth is visible. Click on Mt. Elizabeth. Look at the rainfall statistics:
    http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/

    or just go to: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averag...w_001018.shtml

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    yeah but my plants arent growing in western australia theres a number of factors which are considerably different between a kansas apartment and the Australian wild

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