What's eating my Sarracenia


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Maybe you would see slime trails if it were slugs or snails, have you looked into the pitchers to see if the offender is hiding, I think some wasps can get caught and cut their way out

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Maybe you would see slime trails if it were slugs or snails, have you looked into the pitchers to see if the offender is hiding, I think some wasps can get caught and cut their way out

I have isolated the plant, no slime trials the wasp don't think so because of the size of the hole 20mm dia

I will keep a watch out for anymore trouble

BTW I have some very small spiders around but if they had eaten that away

They would all be very big Billy Bunters

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It will be a slug or a snail. They don't always leave a slime trail,remember they are in a damp humid enviroment when eating our plants.They save most of the slime for dry areas they cross.

 

Its also a bit early for wasps cutting their way out of pitchers.That only happens at the end of the season i find.

 

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It will be a slug or a snail. They don't always leave a slime trail,remember they are in a damp humid enviroment when eating our plants.They save most of the slime for dry areas they cross.

 

Its also a bit early for wasps cutting their way out of pitchers.That only happens at the end of the season i find.

 

ada

Will be hunting tonight with my lamp lead thanks

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I've had ' success ' in keeping slugs and snails at bay using a ring of slug pellets or salt around the plants, not everyone's first choice though I agree , the good old ' beer trap ' method is pretty successful but all are subject to heavy rain which will wash/ dilute them to a point where they are ineffective.

I also collect them up every now and then if I'm in the garden in the evening, somehow there's always a few that magically find there way through though !.

I recently had a plant munched like yours but it was a tortrix moth caterpillar, they are quite easy to spot though as they tend to make a silk ' nest ' to hide in on the leaves.

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