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Hibernating Flytraps have spots

by HuxTraps » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:23 am

Hello,
Can anyone tell me what these spots are? Image
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Re: Hibernating Flytraps have spots

by Shadowtski » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:09 am

Those look like mites of some type.

I don't have personal experience with mites, but online sources suggest that they are difficult to rid of without mite-speciffic poison.

Matt, who runs this forum, sells miticide in his online store here: CP Pest Control

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Re: Hibernating Flytraps have spots

by Seymour_ » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:24 am

I think an aphid is also a good possibility. Can you get a closer pic of the bug.

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Re: Hibernating Flytraps have spots

by Matt » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:14 pm

Aphids. Way too big to be mites.
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Re: Hibernating Flytraps have spots

by steve booth » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:43 pm

I second aphids, spray with a mild soap solution, or for a longer lasting treatment use a systemic such as Bayer Provado.

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Re: Hibernating Flytraps have spots

by Orit » Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:21 pm

Ladybugs also eat aphids, and your VFTs will eat the ladybugs (although maybe the hard shell makes them not the best treat). You can actually buy live ladybugs online. Just a thought. Good luck!

Good looking traps, other than the aphids. Love the pink spines.

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Re: Hibernating Flytraps have spots

by HuxTraps » Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:16 pm

Thanks everyone for the help.
Matt, what do you recommend I use on them?


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Re: Hibernating Flytraps have spots

by Matt » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:08 pm

HuxTraps wrote:Matt, what do you recommend I use on them?

Aphids are reportedly fairly easy to get rid of. We've actually never had them on our plants so I can't speak from experience. What we normally use for any and all pests, except for mites, is acephate 75:
http://store.doyourownpestcontrol.com/a ... AvvF8P8HAQ

Used at 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon per gallon, that stuff is pretty lethal to any insects that bite or chew on plants.

If you want to go the more natural route, neem oil seems to be fairly effective on some pests, but I've not used it so I can't say for sure that it works well on aphids.
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Re: Hibernating Flytraps have spots

by hollyhock » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:55 pm

This is an all natural insecticide that is safe for CPS and effective for many incects including aphids..
https://www.planetnatural.com/product/t ... den-spray/
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Re: Hibernating Flytraps have spots

by HuxTraps » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:39 pm

Thank you all so much for the help. I am wondering, how can they appear in my cold garage under a heat lamp during hibernation? Just curious.


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Re: Hibernating Flytraps have spots

by Big-Jack » Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:48 am

HuxTraps wrote:Thank you all so much for the help. I am wondering, how can they appear in my cold garage under a heat lamp during hibernation? Just curious.


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There were probably already a few hiding in the soil or under the leaves when you put them in the garage and they reproduced. Your heat lamp is giving them the false impression that it is spring time.

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Re: Hibernating Flytraps have spots

by HuxTraps » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:06 am

Thanks Big-Jack.
Sorry, I meant, it's a grow light not heat lamp.


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Re: Hibernating Flytraps have spots

by HuxTraps » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:21 pm

Also, I use stored rain water for them. Could they have been in that?


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Re: Hibernating Flytraps have spots

by Fishkeeper » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:58 am

Aphids don't live in water. In fact, the only plant pests that live in water are ones that eat aquatic plants. A few aphids hitch-hiked in from outside and bred.

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Re: Hibernating Flytraps have spots

by PiranhaPlanter1 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:28 am

Neem oil sprays the only thing I've used successfully for aphids and fungus gnats. A bottle of distilled water, neem oil and a tiny bit of concentrated dish soap will help blend the neem oil with the water. The neem oil makes the plants taste awful and the soap strips the insects protective coating. The bugs stop eating, reproducing and die. Also it's normal if the leaves look a bit waxy afterwards. Spray with only water after you wait a bit in order to "clean" the leaves. You can also fully water the soil with the neem mix to get rid of the soil infestation. Be careful and don't use too much of the additives. Hope this helps.

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