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    theyre crawling around killing the traps that arent even finishd developing
    i also found spider web all over my flytrap
    do u think the spider will eat the aphids?
    or will the spider mess up the flytrap also?

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    Spiders are fine. Just make sure that the web you're seeing isn't from spider mites (google it.) I would kill the aphids that I see using alcohol and a cotton swab. The spider will eat some aphids, but how long will it take and how many new leaves will have been screwed up by then?

    Edit- VFTs are very easy to submerge for a couple of days. Doing that will kill the aphids and will note harm your plant.
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    yea i know
    some of the traps are warped
    but thanks for the method of killing aphids
    i didnt know alcohol would kill them
    do they pop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]some of the traps are warped
    Yeah, just gotta work through that. Make sure they weren't warped in vain- kill dem aphids!

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    Quote[/b] ]i didnt know alcohol would kill them
    Alcohol kills... Just about anything. You can pick up some rubbing alcohol at just about any drug store.

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    Quote[/b] ]do they pop?
    If you set them on fire.

    But I wouldn't advocate that as a proper method of treatment.

    Bring out ze napalm!
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    lol
    what do they look like after bein attackd by alcohol?

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    white and dead.
    With mealy bugs it removes all the white powery stuff. Lucky I haven't had to deal with aphids. My nemesis is scale(hard and soft) and mealybugs. So far they just like messing with the orchids though. Might want to check and see if merit kills aphids, if the submerging doesn;t kill them for good. Bayer advance rose and flower insect killer has merit in it. I know it doesn;t work on mites, but not sure about aphids. Its a systeminc and makes the plant poisonous to the bugs that feed on it. Its the same stuff as frontline(or the similar products) for dogs and cats. As I said I haven't used it on my CPs because I haven;t had a reason to, but it works for orchids. Might need to wait on someone else who has bug experience on cps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]what do they look like after bein attackd by alcohol?
    Like a wet aphid that doesn't move. Alas, there's not a lot of glamour to it.
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    ill be sure to try that tomorrow
    what if i do that on the spider?

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