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By EXD
Posts:  87
Joined:  Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:36 pm
#210553
Matt wrote:I just read a post on the ICPS forum that linked to a post on Terraforums that linked to a post on Orchidboard.com. This sounds like a cool idea and method for eliminating pests, including aphids. I'm wondering if anyone here has tried it before or even heard of it:
http://www.orchidboard.com/node/5
http://www.terraforums.com/forums/showt ... p?t=120402

Basically you buy some dry ice and melt it in an enclosed area with the plant (like a terrarium or a plastic storage bin) and the resulting lack of oxygen kills most pests, though perhaps not mites. Sounds quite interesting and ingenious.
I tried it and the CO2 killed the leaves but not the thrips :(
By plantfreak1
Posts:  259
Joined:  Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:00 am
#210602
If you have ever seen an aquatic plant producing bubbles of oxygen underwater they float up and pop.
I imagine that since Carbon dioxide is heavier than air( generally) the oxygen bubbles the plant produces will float up and out. Just leave the top open and in a place without drafts.

If you are into snakes this is how feeder mice are killed before they are frozen. It doesn't take long to begin to work. I imagine insects don't take long either!

Just my 2 cents.
EXD wrote:
Matt wrote:I just read a post on the ICPS forum that linked to a post on Terraforums that linked to a post on Orchidboard.com. This sounds like a cool idea and method for eliminating pests, including aphids. I'm wondering if anyone here has tried it before or even heard of it:
http://www.orchidboard.com/node/5
http://www.terraforums.com/forums/showt ... p?t=120402

Basically you buy some dry ice and melt it in an enclosed area with the plant (like a terrarium or a plastic storage bin) and the resulting lack of oxygen kills most pests, though perhaps not mites. Sounds quite interesting and ingenious.
I tried it and the CO2 killed the leaves but not the thrips :(

What kind if plant are we talking about here and how was the gas administered?
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