Supercazzola wrote: ↑Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:26 pm
You should ask yourself if the value of your plants is worth the cost of the fungicide? I look at it this way, if you do have a pathogen and it spreads because you used a cheap or non-effective product, you run the risk of losing your entire collection. Even if that collection is two plants, which total in $20, is it worth it ?
I am not sure of your age or experience with the hobby, so I am not trying to imply you are doing something wrong.
But the product you bought on Amazon is between $10 and $15 depending on the seller. Captain is $20.
So is the $10 difference worth the possibility of losing your current plant (and future plants) over? Think about it.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000YHB4HW/re ... 0M3WBQ300N
I totally get what your saying! So far there's no issues with my VFTs or their media, but since I learned that it's more common for them to get fungus issues during winter than summer, I'm preparing just in case if it does happen. I value my plants more than the cost because if I had an issue I want something to work effectively, even if it means I have to get something that might be somewhat expensive. But with it being expensive I know I'm getting a fungicide that's going to do what its made to do, and the price of it can be worth it.
With my experience, I'm in the basic/intermediate level, and I'm 22. This is my first time having VFTs in dormancy, knock on wood, they are doing good and actually gotten more redder inside the mouths with nicer size traps. They are typicals btw.
I bought the 3 in 1 spray from my local Lowes in late November, I believe it was under $10 or $12.
I also did e-mail the company about the 3 in 1 spray and what ingredients is in it, so I'm waiting on their response. If they say there's certain ingredients in the fungicide that can be dangerous for my VFTs, then I won't use it and try to get the Captan brand. Tbh, I really didn't know it would be around $20, that's something I can definitely afford. I just never saw it being sold in my local hardware stores.