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    Hi!!!

    my girl read on a forum that they use to treat pests with diluited 3% HYDROGEN PEROXIDE on orchids.


    Is anybody here who had similar experience on CP?

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    Well, I haven't heard of it used to treat pest, but it had been used to treat bacterial infections and bacterial rots. Peroxide breaks down in sunlight into water and oxygen so its not going to harm the plants. Use it straight from the bottle. Provided it is the medicinal type you buy from the drug store that is already at 3%. It kills bacteria, germs and some funguses. Might be a good thing to add to Sarr bogs to add oxygen, but it might kill benefitial bacteria. Might be something to experiment with. Here is a link to the discution about it on the orchid source.
    peroxide thread at The Orchid Source.
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    Isn't hydrogen peroxide (contact lens solution) highly alkaline?

    I'd just use proper garden chemicals.
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    A concentrated (35%) hydrogen peroxide solution has a pH of approximately 3.5

    more or less pH is between 2.5 - 5

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    So then that might be a good thing to try on the plants if its acidic. Hmm I feel an experiment coming. Using 3% peroxide. I will give it a shot and compare growth to two similar pots if capensis typicals. Just need to get through work tonight and I will take some pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (JB_OrchidGuy @ July 04 2006,8:18)]So then that might be a good thing to try on the plants if its acidic. Hmm I feel an experiment coming. Using 3% peroxide. I will give it a shot and compare growth to two similar pots if capensis typicals. Just need to get through work tonight and I will take some pictures.
    great!! a mad scientist is what we need!! >;-D

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    I have had scale on some orchid I recieved in a trade.
    The way to get rid of the scale is to use a 50/50 mix of water and rubbing alchol. I use a sprayer and spray the hole plant. Repeat in about a week.
    This has worked for me and had no ill effect on the plants.


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    Elgecko: could this work on other pests such as mites?
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