User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 13

Thread: pest control

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    141
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    do you guys think that i could use utrics to to control mesquito larva in my rain water containers?
    Thanks
    Joel

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    BC, Canada (z8)
    Posts
    493
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The general consensus on this one is "no". While some of the larger species will eat mosquito larvae, they wouldn't consume enough of them to make much of a difference.

    Any other opinions?

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    127
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I use the mosquito dunks to control them in my ponds, they don't seem to hurt the plants [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] , tadpoles [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] or snails [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]
    Marjorie

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    141
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanx and what are mesquito dunks? Also what are some of the larger utrics that you can buy, i read that they just dicoverd one in australia that has traps almost 1/2 inch in diameter

    Thanks
    Joel

  5. #5
    N=R* fs fp ne fl fi fc L Pyro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    4,844
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    U. arnharia (don't quote me on the spelling) is the Australian with the 1/2" traps and has been know at least since Taylor compiled his book. The plant itself isn't all that large and in cultivation it rarly ever produces these large traps, also I have never actually seen that this plant is in cultivation. U. humboldtii has similarly sized traps and grows to a nice size. And it is in cultivation thaough it takes some tracking down.

    For largest over all you would be in the realm of the aquatics, most of which I have heard can fill a 55 gallon aquarium in no time.
    'My love was science- specifically biology and, more specifically, when placed in a common jar, which of two organisms would devour the other.'

    See You Space Cowboy

    actagggcagtgatatcccattggtacatggcaaattagcctcatgat
    Hagerstown, Maryland

    --
    actagggcagtgatatcccattggtacatggcaaattagcctcatgat

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    1,341
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    U. vulgaris is big enough... I've had one, and seen the size of the traps. They're for sure big enough.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    127
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    mesquito dunks can be bought at most garden centers, they release a "bacteria" that the mesquito larve eat and it kills them.
    Marjorie

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    141
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Any body have any of the utris above for trade or know of a place to get them online if so please send me a message.
    Thanks abunch
    JOEL

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Insecticide and pest control
    By DaJimmer in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-12-2009, 11:00 PM
  2. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 06-11-2007, 05:20 PM
  3. Pest Control
    By ziggy in forum Venus Flytrap (Dionaea ) Care Information & Tips
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-15-2007, 02:42 PM
  4. Flea collars as pest control
    By seedjar in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-25-2005, 05:09 PM
  5. Bird bath pest control
    By trainspotting in forum Utricularia, Aldrovanda, Genlisea
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 05-14-2005, 10:06 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •