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By Adrien
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Joined:  Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:13 pm
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I don’t really see a lot of pictures if at all of the “Alien” so I decided to put some here :)
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By Leathal_Traps
Posts:  1310
Joined:  Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:27 am
#312033
Nice plant, but be careful. It appears that you have some sort of mite on your VFT. Whether it's a harmful one or a predatory one I don't know, so keep your eyes open for any signs of pest damage.
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By SundewWolf
Posts:  2206
Joined:  Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:38 pm
#312042
Leathal_Traps wrote:Nice plant, but be careful. It appears that you have some sort of mite on your VFT. Whether it's a harmful one or a predatory one I don't know, so keep your eyes open for any signs of pest damage.
Good catch. It looks like they are in the same spot in the first pic and third pic so I would say they are harmful and should be sprayed asap. (The predatory mites are fast moving and do not sit still like that).
By kronos1996
Posts:  494
Joined:  Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:23 pm
#312053
Nice i just got mine from FTS too. Sadly the three plants i got through a European group order struggled fro two seasons and then died. ☹️


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By Adrien
Posts:  225
Joined:  Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:13 pm
#312067
Leathal_Traps wrote:Nice plant, but be careful. It appears that you have some sort of mite on your VFT. Whether it's a harmful one or a predatory one I don't know, so keep your eyes open for any signs of pest damage.
Yeah I know! They are mealy bugs it was worse but I’m slowly killing them off with alcohol :)
By Adrien
Posts:  225
Joined:  Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:13 pm
#312068
kronos1996 wrote:Nice i just got mine from FTS too. Sadly the three plants i got through a European group order struggled fro two seasons and then died. ☹️


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Oh man that sucks!
By SundewWolf
Posts:  2206
Joined:  Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:38 pm
#312071
Adrien wrote:They are mealy bugs it was worse but I’m slowly killing them off with alcohol :)
They do not look like any mealy bugs I've ever seen. Probably spider mites. I would buy some miticide and spray the whole thing down periodically. Flytrapstore has the portioned out deal. Once they get to that nesting/web phase and break out the plant declines rapidly.
By Adrien
Posts:  225
Joined:  Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:13 pm
#312075
SundewWolf wrote:
They do not look like any mealy bugs I've ever seen. Probably spider mites. I would buy some miticide and spray the whole thing down periodically. Flytrapstore has the portioned out deal. Once they get to that nesting/web phase and break out the plant declines rapidly.
Oh well idk but it did have mealy bugs but I’ll be sure to spray them with miticide thanks! Do you have any recommended miticide?
By SundewWolf
Posts:  2206
Joined:  Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:38 pm
#312076
I think Avid is good (thats the one I got from FTS). Before that I was trying the sprays from the hardware store but they are all usually oil based which was not very effective at killing them.
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