FlytrapCare Carnivorous Plant Forums

Sponsored by FlytrapStore.com

Ask questions about how to grow and care for Venus Flytraps

Moderator: Matt

By BugZix
Posts:  6
Joined:  Sun Oct 29, 2023 2:56 pm
#442049
Hello i made a post some days ago about having some restrictions with miticides in my country.I tried to find something and found this.To translate the important stuff,it says it basically says it contains cyclohexanol at 50-70%v/v. Abamectin which is the one I saw in a lot of the recommended miticides you gave me in my last post at a 1-2.5%v/v and whatever the other thing is. Is this safe for my plants? They told me 2ml/L.I chose it cause they said it doesnt contain any extra stuff and abamectin is good against them.Is the dosage correct or not?
Attachments:
This is the MSDS file
This is the MSDS file
400216275_3690227327863688_2075822012946489800_n.jpg (40.31 KiB) Viewed 420 times
User avatar
By Intheswamp
Location: 
Posts:  3064
Joined:  Wed May 04, 2022 2:28 pm
#442062
I'm no chemist or plant specialist, but it appears that should work. What I would do would be to try it on only one or two plants and see how they respond. My concern would not be whether it kills the mites, as it appears it will, but how well carnivorous plants will tolerate it...thus the recommendation for testing on only one or two plants to begin with.
By BugZix
Posts:  6
Joined:  Sun Oct 29, 2023 2:56 pm
#442067
Intheswamp wrote:I'm no chemist or plant specialist, but it appears that should work. What I would do would be to try it on only one or two plants and see how they respond. My concern would not be whether it kills the mites, as it appears it will, but how well carnivorous plants will tolerate it...thus the recommendation for testing on only one or two plants to begin with.
Problem is,i only have two plants :( .Also winter just hit here and its colder and raining and im thinking if that will take care of the problem.Do you have any idea what dosages i will need if im going to try it?
User avatar
By Intheswamp
Location: 
Posts:  3064
Joined:  Wed May 04, 2022 2:28 pm
#442068
Hmmm, well if the plants are flytraps then they should be going dormant soon. Maybe spray them once they're going or gone dormant...the plants might not be absorbing as much through their leaves at that point but the mites should still be there exposed. I don't have a recommendation for the dose. If you got the solution from a reputable seller then I would follow his recommendation of 2ml/L. Best wishes!
User avatar
By Panman
Location: 
Posts:  6207
Joined:  Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:41 pm
#442077
If you're not sure about the miticide, I'd recommend submerging the pots and plants under water for 4 days. That very frequently gets rid of mites. You may have to do it twice, spaced a couple of days apart.
Intheswamp, andynorth liked this

Gemmae and seeds arrived. They are mostly unmolest[…]

Water stratification

Can someone please explain water stratification? I[…]

Top Dress Moss

I agree with Panman. I really don't like it but I[…]

Pretty! How large is the plant? Thanks. I jus[…]

My sundew isn’t eating!

Ok👍

Shopping with my wife

Yeah, we use the Wallyworld pickup for groceries, […]

One, two, three, clone

I tried a couple of cape leaves this past winter b[…]

With just a week left in our contest we have quite[…]

Support the community - Shop at FlytrapStore.com!