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    I recently discovered fungus gnats in my lowland terrarium. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img].

    They are everywhere! Any suggestions for removing them?

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    One nice large ping should bring them under controle quickly. I didn't even know I had fungi gnats till mine started ketching them on it's leaves when I put it in the terrarium.
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    Great idea! Any recommendations for a low maintenance ping?

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    I'd say Pinguicula moranensis. It's low maintenance, and it seems to catch a lot of those guys... GOOD LUCK!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/unclesam.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img]
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    I wouldn't reccomend CP control. Go for the fungus gnat carnivorous bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis v. israelensis. I bought mine from here: http://www.ghorganics.com/BTI_For_Fungus_Gnats.htm

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    I love fungus gnats! My plants do anyways,why do you want to get rid of them?
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    Let me get a culture of them for you and send them to you then. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] They are not our friends unless your contained infestation is light and the plants do keep them under control which is very hard to do. Heavy larval infestation negatively affect the roots of any plant and can lead to the death of it if some action is not taken against the gnats.

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    I hate them because they are eating the roots of my bicalcarata, and I believe that is why they are stunted. The conditions are good, and they refuse to grow. I had been wondering why until recently when I discovered TONS of them.

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