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    Hi Malli

    I don't know if flytraps get black spot disease or not (I haven't ever heard of that). But with black spot (which is a fungus) the black area is surrounded by yellow. Its not just a black spot. Leaves get a mottled yellowish color with black spots in the center and then the leaf dies and drops off. This is a common disease with roses and orchids and once infected, you can only control it, not eliminate it. It also spreads quickly (airborn) so its bad thing to have. That said, I doubt your VFT has black spot.

    If you try a fungicide, you just follow the directions on the bottle for mixing it because it will depend on what brand you buy. There are quite a few out there. You might try 2 applications...once and then wait about a week and try it again.

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    Sounds kind of like black sooty mold.

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    Let us know if any of this seems right.
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    the leaves do have a yellowish tinge to them.
    The blackness starts on the outside of the traps, normally near the top, and works its way down the leaf. It is accompanied by yellow coloring on the part of the leaf that is about to die yet not dead [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
    Reading PlantaKiss' post, I now fear I have black spot. It cannot ever be eliminated? Are there pics of black spot on vft's?
    Might the plant be going dormant? What does that look like?
    The akai ryu has yet to show any of these problems, though I'm thinking to treat it with fungicide as well.
    ack, I am sad to loose this plant

    Malli

    ahh! I've just discovered my akai ryu has aphids! Little green creatures all over the leaves, and some with wings! what is the correct treatment? submerging the whole plant in distilled water for 24 hours? Would aphids produce the symptoms the dente has?

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    aphids produce weak twisted growth not premature blackening ,yes submerging the plant will get rid of aphids
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    ok, I sprayed the dente with fungicide (Captan) at full strength, I recorded the date on the callendar, and next week, I'll repeat the treatment again.
    I'm hoping even if I don't save the adult plant on the dente, the babies in the pot will survive, as they still look fine.
    I'll have to find something for the akai ryu to immerse it in. Should both plants have the same treatments as the other one since they were next to eachother? Or should I wait to see if they develope eachother's symptoms?

    thanks!

    Malli

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    i`d treat both "an ounce of pervention is worth a pound of cure".
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    ok, well, I'm not going to treat the dente for aphids, as they seem fairly easy to irradicate, but I'll spray the akai ryu with fungicide, as any fungis seems rather nasty.
    As for the florescent light, I have a small fixture that gives off about 34 watts, is that going to be enough, and will the plants get any of the light if its sort of "unshielded" and out in the open?
    Also [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] of course there is an also [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] As I mentioned, my dente has plantlets in the pot with it, what should I do with those, leave them? or re-pot? do they also go dormant?
    How do you suggest inducing dormancy? (I have no porch or secure outdoor area for them)
    thanks again [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    for inducing dormancy when november comes around put them in an unheated room (such as a basement) preferably on a windowsill its best if temps stay in the 33-50 degree range for dormancy.
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