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Powdery Mold and Discolored Moss

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:21 pm
by VFTNoob
Hey guys,

Attached are 2 pictures of my flytraps. One has a powdery mold that I see on most of my traps that are decaying. The 2nd picture is the discolored sphagnum moss under the decaying traps of my low growers. I've also seen some maggot like larvae under the decaying traps when I move them. I think I saw some lacewings as well but I read that they are beneficial to flytraps.

Do I need to be treating this with anything? Or can I continue to let nature run its course. My flytraps are grown outside in full sun in zone 9 if that helps. Its very humid here.

Re: Powdery Mold and Discolored Moss

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:21 pm
by VFTNoob
Forgot to include the pics :D

http://imgur.com/gallery/rs3eJDR

Re: Powdery Mold and Discolored Moss

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:32 pm
by sanguinearocks101
I would repot to get rid of the maggot like larvae. Better to be safe than sorry.

Re: Powdery Mold and Discolored Moss

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:45 am
by P A U L
I wouldn't be worried about the "powdery mold", but I could be wrong. I wouldn't be worried anyway lol.

The maggot-like larvae are most likely fungus gnat larvae.

See this thread for common pests: pest-identification-and-control-t6170.html

I used neem oil and hydrogen peroxide.

Re: Powdery Mold and Discolored Moss

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:54 pm
by optique
media looks sloppy wet to me, that is asking for issues

Re: Powdery Mold and Discolored Moss

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:49 pm
by VFTNoob
They are kept in a 1020 tray that I let dry out every day by nightfall. Its very humid here. That may have something to do with it. They get full sun and the highs have been in the 90s. I try not to let the top get too moist because I have some seedlings planted with the adults