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insects stuck on your ping

by Kaila » Thu May 05, 2016 3:41 am

Hi guys

just wondering what do you do with the insect stuck on your pings. I placed mine outdoors recently and it's been catching fungus gnats non stop. But It kinda looks icky now from all the insects. Do you clean them off your pings or just leave them alone?

I do understand that normally in the wild, rain etc natural weather is suppose to clean the ping. But since mine's on a shade I doubt that's going to ever happen.
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Re: insects stuck on your ping

by Leathal_Traps » Thu May 05, 2016 3:55 am

The whole point being carnivorous is to trap and kill insects to absorb their nutrients. I would not remove any insects

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Re: insects stuck on your ping

by SFLguy » Thu May 05, 2016 3:56 am

No need to, if you want, you can but again, no need
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Re: insects stuck on your ping

by Kaila » Thu May 05, 2016 4:42 am

Yes, I do know about how they get nutrients from insects but what happens after? do you just leave the insect husk as is?

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Re: insects stuck on your ping

by Benurmanii » Thu May 05, 2016 6:18 am

Kaila wrote:Yes, I do know about how they get nutrients from insects but what happens after? do you just leave the insect husk as is?


Yep, and even if you try to remove em you'll eventually get sick of the tedious task. Primuliflora is meant to be dirty.

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Re: insects stuck on your ping

by Kaila » Thu May 05, 2016 6:44 am

Benurmanii wrote:
Kaila wrote:Yes, I do know about how they get nutrients from insects but what happens after? do you just leave the insect husk as is?


Yep, and even if you try to remove em you'll eventually get sick of the tedious task. Primuliflora is meant to be dirty.


Good point. Going to leave it alone then. Thank you~

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Re: insects stuck on your ping

by Grey » Thu May 05, 2016 8:49 am

Great advice here. I had a P. ibarrae that was absolutely smothered for a long time (including its flower stalks) -- it's not the most pleasant view in all the world but it won't harm the plant in any way and you'll likely find that the husks disintegrate over time anyway. :-) Beautiful plant, looking gooood!

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Re: insects stuck on your ping

by Bhart90 » Thu May 05, 2016 12:58 pm

Benurmanii wrote:
Kaila wrote:Yes, I do know about how they get nutrients from insects but what happens after? do you just leave the insect husk as is?


Yep, and even if you try to remove em you'll eventually get sick of the tedious task. Primuliflora is meant to be dirty.


Yea, I second that. Mine is disgusting, ugly, unkept, and unappealing. And she is doing wonderful!
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Re: insects stuck on your ping

by gsilviusrose » Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:54 pm

So glad I checked for previous posts, because I was just going to ask this question! My ping is covered with gnats, and it looks really yucky. It resides on a very sunny windowsill in my kitchen.
I was tempted to put it out in the rain to let some of the little gnat corpses wash off, but maybe I will just leave it be. It appears to be happy (and very well fed)!
Does anyone put their pings out in the rain occasionally to rinse them? :mrgreen:

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Re: insects stuck on your ping

by evenwind » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:20 pm

Instead of waiting for rain, why not use a spray bottle with distilled water to clean your pings if they get too "yucky"?
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Re: insects stuck on your ping

by Adelaide » Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:41 pm

I top water my primulifloras to remove dead husks. They like it really wet so I wouldn't worry about overwatering.
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Re: insects stuck on your ping

by Kaila » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:00 am

I couldn't resist and tweez'ed some of them. haha

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Re: insects stuck on your ping

by Lex » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:37 am

A ping has to look messy... haha. Mine are covered.

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