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By Adam
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My butterwort came down with a case of aphids. I did kill them all - or so I thought. But there was always some that survived and came back. Now it's time to drown them. No, you can't use pesticides on butterworts - it kills their sensitive leaves unlike other CPs. Here is how mine is going to be spending the next week:
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By Matt
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#40934
Any idea how long aphids can live under water? :)
By kittyklaws
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woah, interesting! good luck! :D
By Adam
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No idea.. but some must have survived as eggs or in trapped air bubbles... this time, I'll get them all!
By 95slvrZ28
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The aphids don't get caught on the leaves of the plant?
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By Matt
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No idea.. but some must have survived as eggs or in trapped air bubbles... this time, I'll get them all!

I thought about eggs as well, but then I realized that aphids give live birth. I've seen photos of it.
By Aging_Bourbon
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No idea.. but some must have survived as eggs or in trapped air bubbles... this time, I'll get them all!

I thought about eggs as well, but then I realized that aphids give live birth. I've seen photos of it.

So than it's the air bubbles?
By Adam
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I thought that they had the option for leaving eggs as someone else had pointed out on here. I was under the same impression as you. Now I'm not sure what's true. I know that they are born pregnant, which is fascinating on it's own.
By kittyklaws
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#41041
woah...that is weird :shock:
:lol: Either way, i hope they drown!
By CanadianCephalotus
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I thought that they had the option for leaving eggs as someone else had pointed out on here. I was under the same impression as you. Now I'm not sure what's true. I know that they are born pregnant, which is fascinating on it's own.


Hmm I donno Adam :?... As far as I know aphids reproduce a-sexually and also give birth to live young. You didn't see eggs did you? If you did that could mean there is a whole other problem going down in that pot...
By Amac
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#41060
They are able to reproduce live offspring as well as eggs that develop outside of the parent, and overwinter wherever they are. good luck :D
By BurntSnow
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Are aphids those little white things that I see every now and then or the tiny black, like, dots that usually fly around fruit and stuff?
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Aphids are tiny green or red-brown plant dwelling insects. Usually you can use lady-bugs to eat the aphids, but I have a funny feeling a lady-bug wouldn't do so well around CPs...
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Lol, yeah. Well, thanks for clearing that up. But what does that make the tiny white fly things?
By Adam
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#41869
I've only seen damage due to aphids. The other insects don't harm my CPs at all.
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