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    Cayenne Powder as Bird Repellant?

    Recently the birds have been indulging on my nep spaghnum so much that I need to repot every single one I've had outside. I read on the ICPS forum that you could use cayenne powder for Sarracenia for squirrel prevention. I was wondering if it would be fine to use on Neps, and if it would even work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizasaur
    Minor x Purp I actually have. Well,technically it's Minor Okee x Psitt Green.

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    Birds can't taste the chemical that makes hot peppers hot....chilies are actually a favorite food of many species.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exo View Post
    Birds can't taste the chemical that makes hot peppers hot....chilies are actually a favorite food of many species.
    Aww What else can I use then? I would prefer not to use bird netting because that is too compicated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizasaur
    Minor x Purp I actually have. Well,technically it's Minor Okee x Psitt Green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awgaupp View Post
    Aww What else can I use then? I would prefer not to use bird netting because that is too compicated.
    What about some of these:
    http://www.amazon.com/Charcoal-Compa...dp/B001IWOSCU/

    Protect a pot or mini-bog by sticking some of them half-length into the soil slantways, sharp pin outside.

    Birds don't like that, I'm using this method to protect my mini-bogs against blackbirds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesse View Post
    What about some of these:
    http://www.amazon.com/Charcoal-Compa...dp/B001IWOSCU/

    Protect a pot or mini-bog by sticking some of them half-length into the soil slantways, sharp pin outside.

    Birds don't like that, I'm using this method to protect my mini-bogs against blackbirds.

    I picked some up to use last night.
    I would put them in my main bog where there's some spaghnum, but I would probably fall and... yeah.

    Now, I was wondering whether I should repot my Sp. 1. It was last potted 2 years ago, but it looks healthy. However, the birds took some spaghnum and a root came off with it... I'm thining I should, however, it's growing very rapidly and I don't want to interrupt it. Any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizasaur
    Minor x Purp I actually have. Well,technically it's Minor Okee x Psitt Green.

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