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    creepy worm

    well i took mark.ca advice i transplant all my dionaea ( except those just germinated and 1 year old dionaea in the terrrarium ) to outdoor with direct sunlight, but still i killed 2 of them 1 red dragon and one typical, i think its a not the sunlight problem but its just the plant is not health,

    i found out theres those creepy worm crawling inside the terrarium glass its very very tiny and it leaves a trail, now the 20 gallon fish tank looks aweful with those worm trail, i recently bought a bottle of orthenex in liquid form, mix with water and i spray in the terrarium theres no sigh of those worm within 2 days but after that the worm starting to crawl back on the glass, then i spray more and somehow they crawl back up again any idea how to get rip of them? EVER?

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    Maybe fungus gnat larvae? Do you see the adult gnats creeping around or flying around lights at night?

    http://www.carnivorousplants.org/see...GnatLarvae.jpg

    If they are fungus gnats you can spray all you want, they'll just keep coming back until you poison your media so nothing will grow in it.

    Treat your pots with bacillus thuringiensis ssp israelensis (Bti) to get rid of the larvae and use sticky traps to control gnats. You can buy those yellow sticky strips, make your own or get a bunch of Drosera and Pinguicula.

    You can also infest your pots with Utricularia bisquamata or U. subulata if you don't mind invasive Utricularia to control the larvae.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Empyrean View Post
    well i took mark.ca advice i transplant all my dionaea ( except those just germinated and 1 year old dionaea in the terrrarium ) to outdoor with direct sunlight, but still i killed 2 of them 1 red dragon and one typical, i think its a not the sunlight problem but its just the plant is not health,

    i found out theres those creepy worm crawling inside the terrarium glass its very very tiny and it leaves a trail, now the 20 gallon fish tank looks aweful with those worm trail, i recently bought a bottle of orthenex in liquid form, mix with water and i spray in the terrarium theres no sigh of those worm within 2 days but after that the worm starting to crawl back on the glass, then i spray more and somehow they crawl back up again any idea how to get rip of them? EVER?
    They could perhaps be a form of nematode (roundworm, threadworm, etc), especially from your description of how very tiny they were (nematodes are at their largest at about 5 cm); they are nearly ubiquitous in most soils and perhaps the use of a systemic pesticide is all that you can do to manage them . . .
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    (nematodes are at their largest at about 5 cm)
    Perhaps you ment 5 mm. I think 5 cm is about 20"

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    I think 5 cm is about 20"
    Not to be mean or anything but 5 cm. is about 2 inches

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    Quote Originally Posted by polywer2345 View Post
    Not to be mean or anything but 5 cm. is about 2 inches
    Yeah, it is 1.96" and change and represents the largest of the nematodes. Most are tiny and some are microscopic . . .
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    Why use chemicals lol if you plants got worms wouldn't the easiest way of getting rid of them to be changing the soil mix lol why make growing vft more difficult than it already needs to be i'm so tired of people giving advice thats totally overreating to the situaion!

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    Even if you change the medium worms and fungus gnat larvae have a tendency to re-establish themselves. Especially fungus gnats since the adults have wings and don't live in the medium.
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