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    --Freedom Czar-- Fryster's Avatar
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    WHERE did you discover them?

    Under the soil (near the roots) or on the leaves?

    I have seen one (ONE!!) crawling on a plastic pot and that was it. I looked and looked and looked and even searched some more; no more mites.

    After I re-potted I sprayed Neem oil on the new soil surface and on the leaves. I wonder if this is sufficient??
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    One of my Big Mouths stopped growing this spring too. I repotted it, and it's just starting to grow again. The peat mixture I had it in smelled really bad, and I think that was the problem, but it might have been a pest too.

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    getting better...............

    Some of my VFT's have come back a bit.

    They're no longer under the T5's and are now under cooler T12's. It's odd though, they thrived last year at this time under the T5's.

    I'm mostly concerned about my once-beautiful 'B52', 'Bigmouth' and 'Vigorous' cultivars. I hope they resurrect. Otherwise I've wasted a lot of dough and time on these bad-boys.

    I'm still striking back at the molds with Neem oil and other fungicides. I also noticed that I had quite a few fungus-gnats in my VFT pots. I set several pings next to the VFT's to combat the gnats... Seems to be working well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fryster View Post
    I fed a few feeder crickets to the few traps large enough to take them; they barely moved to capture them. Could my VFT's have re-entered dormancy?

    I'm stumped here............

    Yeah, my VFT's traps hardly move at all either, and the ones that do move are really really slow to close. Why would this happen? I don't think mine are re-entering dormancy, it's July.
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    Quote Originally Posted by growergray View Post
    Ya know, I have noticed this(I live in Texas). There's a plethora of tiny flying insects (like gnats) and, to a lesser extent, spiders, but where's everything else? My pitcher plants are hungry!

    that's cuz we haven't had any fricckin' rain in like forever....except once or twice a few weeks back if I remember correctly. Yea sure we keep getting thunder and lightning and gray skies, but no torrential downpour. I'm in the Sugar Land area and i was thrilled couple of days ago when they announced "Severe thunderstorm warning to Fort Bend County." Yea it howled and blew but no rain. What a tease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spycspider2 View Post
    that's cuz we haven't had any fricckin' rain in like forever....except once or twice a few weeks back if I remember correctly.
    Yeah, it's been unusually dry. The weird thing is, there are still zillions of mosquitos flying around here.

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    Sorry this is so late, Fryster. I found mites all over the new growth especially (undeveloped traps). Basically, if your plants are turning a rusty color or are blackening prematurely, spider mites may be the cause.

    Spider mites are REALLY hard to see on Akai Ryu. HAHA

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    looks like still in dormancy

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