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    Little advise please on aphid removal

    Hi all

    I am back after a long winter... My fly trap doing well...

    Uncles pushing up to flower as is mine...

    However his one caught the green bugs, I told him to put them outside... Bumped them off...

    However there still on it, if there alive or dead how do you treat and remove these please...

    I have a couple of questions but not on this thread...

    Thanks Wayne

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    The easiest and cheapest solution is to take the pot and place it in a larger, taller vessel and ovefill the pot, effectively drowning the aphids. A day oughta be enough to handle the situation.

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    i've dunked my plants for up to 3 days at a time before and while its killed 99% about 3-4 months later I always wind up with a couple of em on the old infected plants that I submerged.

    I do a hand removal to keep em at bay...if the population is small enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noddy View Post
    Hi all

    I am back after a long winter... My fly trap doing well...

    Uncles pushing up to flower as is mine...

    However his one caught the green bugs, I told him to put them outside... Bumped them off...

    However there still on it, if there alive or dead how do you treat and remove these please...

    I have a couple of questions but not on this thread...

    Thanks Wayne
    I have never had satisfactory results from dunking the plants (especially since I have quite a few) -- even for days at a time; and I have resorted to using Ortho Orthenex, a commercially available pesticide.

    It killls everything dead . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

    -- Galileo "Biff" Galilei

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    Same here...the drowning method does not work for me either. It seems that somehow some do survive and i'm not referring to the eggs. I tried one day, 2, 3 even 4 days.
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    i used a commercial pesticide just once, and it absolutely nuked the plant I used it on... it couldve been the fact that i was relatively new to the hobby when i did that... but none the less the wound still hurts sometimes... haha

    do you guys dilute your pesticide usage? or.. go by recommended doses?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmm889 View Post
    i used a commercial pesticide just once, and it absolutely nuked the plant I used it on... it couldve been the fact that i was relatively new to the hobby when i did that... but none the less the wound still hurts sometimes... haha

    do you guys dilute your pesticide usage? or.. go by recommended doses?

    Thanks
    Just a light misting of the plants is sufficient. Use the pre-mixed Ortho Orthenex spray (for that matter, I don't know that it's available in any other form) early in the morning or at dusk to avoid any possible "burning" of the leaves. I have never had a problem using the material or have experienced any damages.

    Most every private and commercial grower that I know, ultimately resorts to using the spray . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

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    Well as I said before ... I told him to put them out side at 0 that stopped them, but I am not sure if they have come back...

    Would a fridge zap them...

    I like the dunk idea...

    May be it the eggs... that have not hatched it could require a cycle dunk like with algue treatment ... just a thought

    Any more ideas Wayne

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