What is the best way to get rid of the white mites on my Sarracenia
Posted 13 June 2011 - 17:20 PM
What is the best way to get rid of them?
What is the best way to prevent them?
What are they called? AND
What do i do when the pitchers have gone brown (dying) and red at the top of them.
Posted 15 December 2011 - 00:55 AM
You may simply remove any browing pitchers. Once most of my collection got infested by fungus gnat larvae and when the infestation receded, I removed all the brown matter, there were tiny green leaves that soon rejuvinated the plant. If half a leaf is brown and half green, just cut off the brown part and leave the green part to photosynthesize.
Best of Luck
Posted 15 December 2011 - 02:25 AM
They sound a little like springtails. Do they jump when you blow on them?
Photos would help greatly.
Edited by 31drew31, 15 December 2011 - 02:25 AM.
Posted 15 December 2011 - 12:16 PM
Sarracenia mites ID by gardenofeden67, on Flickr
As suggested already, if they are just in the soil then they could be springtails, again completely harmless to anything apart from the youngest seedlings and impossible to get rid of anyway.
don't bother trying to poison them as most insecticides will not work on mites and you are just wasting time and money.
when pichers die back you can progressively cut off the dead bits to prevent disease.
Edited by gardenofeden, 15 December 2011 - 12:18 PM.
Posted 13 January 2012 - 09:58 AM
Posted 18 January 2012 - 16:45 PM
As far as I know not.