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    Yes, it does. My pond plants have gotten heavy infestations in the past. I cure them by sinking them, with the help of a screen, for two to three days. On my non-wter plants I use orthene.
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    Thanks guys! Water it is then. *sigh* Their first bath! How cute ^_^.
    ...I just hope they won't "lose" their peat everywhere but in their pots...

    Jim, I checked your recipe, water garlic and liquid soap... but I thought soap could be trouble for CPs? Anyone can confirm this?
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    Depending on how heavy the infestation is, water may not be enough, but orthene will be enough. I was always shy of the stuff, but had to use it this year on a nasty outbreak of the little suckers. Not even a loss of dew or a bent tentacle on my most sensitive Drosera or Utricularia. I now recommend the product without reservations.

    I have grown Drosera underwater for a month, no problem. The issue is if you have aphids on one plant they are likely hiding in others, ready to reproduce and reestablish. Orthene is a systemic and the plants become poision to the aphids over time.
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    I might if I'm realllly in trouble, but before that I prefer chemical free solutions.

    Besides, acephate (orthene is the trade name) shouldn't be too hard to create, as C4 H10 NO3 P S is relatively comon stuff.

    Thank you very much for you help everyone =).
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    After all, soap does seem quite harmful after all. No more aphids that I can see, which is good, but the more tender leaves are blackening, I think it because of the soap since the plants I "washed" relatively quickly are less affected.

    Soap + drosera = not good.

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    Hopefully, the plants will recover. Start looking for new growth again. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    I am! It's about them I was talking, they are the "tender" leaves that seem burned.

    Hopefully it won't last too long.
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