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    One of my terrariums has become infested with tiny bugs, far to small for the neps to eat, a few end up as sundew food but they mostly go unchecked. If I were to put a Utricularia in there would it keep down the bugs population? Which one should I choose for Highland Nep. conditions? If that would not kill off the bugs would a pigmy sundew do it? I really don't want to use any kind of insecticide.

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    I don't think a utric would help much.

    What kind of bugs are they? Pings seem to catch a lot of fungus gnats.

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    not all bugs harm things. springtails are your friend [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    Utrics could help some with fungus gnats. the traps would catch the larva. Pings are good at catching the adults. i dont really have a problem with fungus gnats since i started keeping CPs, Pings, sundews and Neps get most of them i guess.
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    The bugs don't harm anything. They just crawl around and they seem to eat the green slime on the peat. I have just been noticing more and more of 'em. They are tiny grey bugs that are kinda shiny and they run for cover whenever I mist the terrarium but they don't care if I pick up a piece of peat with them on it. I guess I should leave them alone since they are not hurting anything, but I still want a blatterwort and butterwort. Which ones should I get for highland Nep conditions?

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    most any should adapt to highland conditions i would think. if you can find alpina or asplundii you can actually treat them like a nep instead of a typical Utric. nephrophylla does well. most any of the easy to find terrestrials would be worth a try
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    Quote[/b] (CopcarFC @ Oct. 17 2005,4:56)]The bugs don't harm anything. They just crawl around and they seem to eat the green slime on the peat. I have just been noticing more and more of 'em. They are tiny grey bugs that are kinda shiny and they run for cover whenever I mist the terrarium but they don't care if I pick up a piece of peat with them on it. I guess I should leave them alone since they are not hurting anything, but I still want a blatterwort and butterwort. Which ones should I get for highland Nep conditions?

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