To my horror today, I found two of my rafflesiana squat red pitchers playing host to about 6 mosquitoe larva each. In my haste to get rid of them, I poured the larvae out...I should have collected and identified them first (or maybe feed them to my bettas!) Sorry I cant describe what sp. of larvae but , *here in Singapore , I dont think the Health Inspectors would check...they will fine me first the moment they find I'm breeding Mosquitoes, then only ID the species!...and I think my nep collection would have to go if that ever happens [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]
Getting back to subject, I need help on this! And please dont advice me to check each individual pitcher - even if its only one check a week, it is very difficult. I will try to do that for now, until I find another method of prevention.
Does anyone have experience of this?
For your information, the pitcher fluids were Not Putrified, it was as normal as ever, just ants and a cricket in one, ants only in the other
I know that mosquitoe larvae are natural inhabitants *of pitchers in the wild. But I think C. Clarke mentioned something about the pitchers being too harsh for viruses like dengue to survive. Can anyone verify that?