Location: Lower Alabama (LA), USA - N31°43'59" USDA 8a/b
Joined: Wed May 04, 2022 2:28 pm
I've got some seedlings, some sundews, flytraps, and sarrs thats seem to be growing ever so slowly. I'm wondering if it's fungus gnats causing the slow growth or not. Without a doubt, though, there are fungus gnats present. My older sundews seem to be enjoying the gnats and even the small seedlings seem to be getting one every now and then.
I used some water this past winter that I steeped some crushed mosquito dunk in. I may have overdid it...basically a heaping tablespoon to a gallon that had steeped for a couple of days. When I checked the TDS of the drain water from the pots it was really high. Now, maybe it was something else, maybe I hadn't checked it for a while, maybe I hadn't topwatered in a while...I dunno. I need to pay better attention. Or, maybe it was just too much mosquito dunk in the gallon of water. But, heck, I don't even know if mosquito dunk can raise the TDS of water...
So, tonight I took a gallon of some really nice and fresh 1ppm rainwater and added a good "pinch" of crushed up mosquito dunk to it...probably around a teaspoon of it. I shook the jug good and will let it steep over night and check the TDS in the morning...and then again tomorrow night to see what the TDS reading is.
I'm curious if anybody has noticed a rise in the TDS reading of water treated with the dunks. Also, if you're only treating a couple of gallons of water to be used for fungus gnat treatment how much have you found effective? How long did you let it steep before using it?
Thanks, as usual, for the feedback!!!