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    I just noticed that one of my VFT grown outside is producing twisting leaves with the traps deformed. One has opened upside down. The substrate is mainly peat. None of the other plants show this. I've looked carefully(but haven't been probing around) and haven't seen any mites(but I still think they are their). Submerging the whole pot would be inconvenient. Any suggestions?
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    This shows the twisted upside down trap.

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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    From what I've seen, mites can do that to almost any plant, spider mites especially. What conditions have you been growing them in? Did you recently replant, or take any other action that might cause shock?

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    Looks like the work of aphids to me. I should know I've been batteling them in some of my red dragons, and others. Look closely at the underside of your plants for some little green buggers.
    I always suspect everything could be a trap... thats why I'm still alive
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    I hear that Orthene is the best systemic insecticide to use for pests. Get it in the wettable powder form, because the petroleum wetting agents could be detrimental to the plant.

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    ZAK: I have been inspecting them regularly for aphids and removing them as soon as they are spotted(they probably don't stay for more than a few hours at best).

    I haven't repotted since wintertime. The medium lately isn't as moist as it was then but nonre of the other plants show this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Mannex17 @ May 01 2005,11:21)]I hear that Orthene is the best systemic insecticide to use for pests. Get it in the wettable powder form, because the petroleum wetting agents could be detrimental to the plant.
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....me=WD1V

    But http://homeharvest.com/beneinsgeneralpurpose.htm would be more plant friendly, may also provide some food for the plants.
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