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By Dewy the Sundew
Posts:  292
Joined:  Sat May 14, 2016 6:14 am
#268505
Hi! I have a U.gibba. I recently have a problem with mosquito larvae in the saucers of my other cps. So i cut a few strands of the Ultricularia and place them in the saucer. Will this work? Will it harm the CPs? Will the ultricularia grow? Thanks! :mrgreen:
By tommyr
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#268521
Buy a package of "Mosquito dunks" at the garden center. Put one quarter of one in your watering can or put a small piece in the water tray. This will kill the larvae in the soil/water and stop future generations. It is all natural and safe. Use sticky traps and manually kill the adults.
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By nimbulan
Posts:  2076
Joined:  Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:03 pm
#268528
U. gibba can help control mosquitoes, but only if it is present BEFORE the mosquitoes lay eggs in the water. As has been pointed out, the traps are quite small and will only be able to catch the young larvae before they grow larger. I noticed a group of newly-hatched larvae in my U. gibba tray the other day and could only find one when I checked just now.
By Dewy the Sundew
Posts:  292
Joined:  Sat May 14, 2016 6:14 am
#268587
Yeah. So far it is working, i saw a mosquito larva get caught by the u.gibba. Its awesome :D

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