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    Hey, i was looking at the ********** forum and someone said that the VFT werent that good for Mosquitos (Mozzies)
    and someone mentioned that Drosera or Byblis are great, because i live Next to a canal and in south FLA, and there are lots of mozzy's, and want a plant that will catch them and eat them. its really frustrating, the doors and windows are closed in the house and there are no holes. just sometimes we have the door open with a screen, and some how those mozzies are gettign in, maybe its the garage. well anyway, they look really cool (the drosera) and when will i (and everyone else) be able to buy different kinds of varieties of drosera, on **********.com? anyone know what plant is really good for Mozzies?

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    sup. Well, only female mosqitoes drink bllod. They arent atracted to the "dewyneess" of a byblis or drosera, but the males might be. your best bet in catching little/flying insects are the cape sundews. there big (about 6 inches tall), pretty, and produce alot of seeds.

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    Hey Stefano,
    If you're not sure what a Cape sundew is, it's also called D. capensis. It is probably the easiest cp to grow and is beautiful when well grown.

    to PFT:
    do not consider that a request for you to offer capensis! [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] many, many people already grow capensis, or at least they grow cp that have capensis growing along with them as weeds!
    but there are lots of awesome, but much less common sundews out there...
    Chris


    (Edited by Dionaea Enthusiast at 2:31 am on Feb. 2, 2002)

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    Try a Drosera binata 'multifida extrema'. They can get huge enough to cover a small window. The tenticles will catch the mosquitoes that come through the windows.

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    Good idea, I forgot about forked sundews!
    I've wanted to grow multifida and dichotoma, but I just grow binata and the multifida x dichotoma hybrid, 'Marston Dragon'.
    Stefano, humidity will definitely not be a problem where you live, but the high temperature would be with multifida. You'd have to take steps to keep it cool. It'd require more attention than capensis, but I think it would pay off. Since PFT doesn't offer forked sundews (hint, hint! we love sundews, guys!), you'd have to find one elsewhere online, unless you'd be willing to trade with a willing someone.
    Chris

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    thanks all, so maybe the D. capensis is the best right now?
    when they grow, the seeds, where do they grow from and can i pick them to grow another one to put around the house?

    (Edited by Stefano1 at 12:38 pm on Feb. 2, 2002)

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    Well I would go with D.Binata "Multifida Extrema" as CP2k mentioned. That would be the best choice for a wide area control of them. Or go with D.Binata "Giant Form" which can reach a diameter of nearly 4 feet. That would certainly give mosquitoes a double take on whether or not to take a can to come through the window.

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    Well I would go with D.Binata "Multifida Extrema" as CP2k mentioned. That would be the best choice for a wide area control of them. Or go with D.Binata "Giant Form" which can reach a diameter of nearly 4 feet. That would certainly give mosquitoes a double take on whether or not to take a can to come through the window. OR if you are a really expirenced grower you could try Drosophyllium.

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