Trey, Well, we've tried... and Orthene did not eradicate our mites (and it doesn't kill chilli thrips either) the mites just kept coming back a little while after treatment. We've tried several different poisons, finally had to research different miticides because nothing we tried got rid of them completely. The Avid worked for us.
Post by DirtyDivisions on Sept 3, 2014 11:05:01 GMT -5
sunbelle, I believed you the first time and wasn't doubting you knew what you were talking about:) I was just saying that there is a lot of misinformation out there. I really appreciate you and the others steering me in the right direction. THANK YOU .
Tough to ID those without a closer look. If there is lack of damage to the trap and lack of webbing, I wouldn't be too concerned about them just yet, but do keep an eye on them. I'd especially not be concerned if you're only finding them on nectar glands of the plant, ain't a single "bad" spider mite that I know of that just chills there.
Sunbelle is spot on about Acephate. It is an excellent insecticide but not effective on mites and some thrip. In fact, its been my go-to systemic on a variety of crops for decades. For those not familiar with it though, one thing to be aware of with acephate is that its an organophosphate and can have adverse impacts on us humans. Always be conscious of not inhaling it. In fact, here in NZ acephate in solution under the trade name Orthene was banned from public sale around 10 years ago. As we speak, a regulatory ban on the only retail form available under a different trade name is under way with it being withdrawn from sale. Only those with the requisite horticultural permit will be able to procure it in the future.
Mike, you're right about a closer look. Those holiday campers on Trey's plants compare pretty much 100% with the mites we sometimes get on Sarras here in Kiwiland. Microscope magnification will confirm these are mites. As to exactly what species? Possibly one within Tarsonemidae. That was my entomologist's suspicion when he saw them - but as he said, there are thousands of species of mite out there! Certainly at the time we didn't feel bothered about referencing all the intricate diagnostic features to confirm exactly which one.
Happily, I haven't seen these mites on my plants for years now.
Trey, if you want to get rid of them and you know someone else who has them too, maybe do a deal to share the cost of abamectin (Avid in U.S as sunbelle confirms) and split the volume (you'll all still get more than you'll use in a lifetime).
As a nursery, we "shoot first, ask questions later" and we would spray them. Trey, since you're not a nursery, you might want to just wait and see if they're a problem. Spray at the fist sign of deformation or negative effects on the plants.
mikee: I have just joined this forum so will make a few mistakes - So here goes I have recently started my collection and now have some 150 to 200 plants during my first year. I have some very nice flowers spikes and would like to propagate.
Apr 18, 2020 4:57:24 GMT -5
mikee: So I would like to know the different properties for colour - vigor - size etc I don't have the time due to my age so would not be able run over many years can someone help or guide me
Apr 18, 2020 5:00:48 GMT -5
mikee: Thanks you chofah, there is a great video from The Pitcher Project with Phil Faulisi this was what I was looking for. However it still appears to be wait and see what results come from the cross. Many thanks
Apr 21, 2020 3:41:45 GMT -5
Willy: It would be rather silly to expect totally predictable results from a cross. The individual plants grown from the seeds will vary, sometimes quite a bit, even with carefully protected hand pollination. If you open polinate, the variety may be even greater.
May 22, 2020 21:30:15 GMT -5
petrb: However, my web is in Czech, but you can find there many photos
May 24, 2020 1:48:38 GMT -5
superstressed: Recently purchased a s. purpurea from Mike and I am so impressed with the quality of the plant that arrived. My Purpurea is now one of the larger plants in my collection! Mike also included an beautiful Flava var. for free. I will absolutely buy again.
May 24, 2020 21:27:00 GMT -5
scottjross79: review for Michael Wang purchased dionaea m. onslow county and arrived in pristine condition and even had a fellow suprise added . wony hesitate ever purchase from him again he is way beyond a seller and a genuine grower with vibrant healthy EquistePlants
Jun 5, 2020 16:29:49 GMT -5
Sarr. minor fan: why are you doing this
Jun 14, 2020 18:34:28 GMT -5
DirtyDivisions: \The immature stupid person posting in the chat box has been banned!
Jun 27, 2020 18:46:44 GMT -5
stu: Hi Mike: I’m pleased to report that the S. rubra wherryi Chatom Giant you sent has arrived in great shape as did the bonus plant from NC. Both are now back under southern skies and are feeling warm, humid, and at home again. Thanks!
Jul 22, 2020 13:21:21 GMT -5
sanguinearocks101: I am planning on doing an order from Mike... and I’m on a budget, some of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made
Aug 27, 2020 8:28:29 GMT -5
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5