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[Killietalk] Another method of handling pesky flies in white worm boxes.
Hi Killi Nutz!
I have read numerous methods of getting rid of those pests. I have another suggestion.
You dont need much depth of dirt to raise white worms. Ok, use a taller box, or enclose them in a pillow case, etc., and put a sun dew in them.
Depending on where you live, you may find some in a bog where there is a lot of peat moss growing. Drosera capilaris, D. rotundafolia are common ones.
Lots of sundews are available on internet as well. And they propogate by snipping leaves, putting it on live sphagnum moss, or by flowering and seeds.
Yeah, I know. Yet another thing to try. Well, from past experience where there was a bunch of fruit flies and some other gnat in our house, living in the hanging flower baskets, etc., and a D. capilaris that I removed from a local bog did capture all of them. It took a couple weeks. And the sundew WAS very happy eating all the tasty flies.
Im headed to either Home Depot, or Loews, that had several varieties of carnivorous plants, to puchase a sunder for my new white worm culture. I could see the flies in the clear plastic bag. I got a big, passive surprise for them.
No soaking the soil.
Just one... sundew...
PS, there are numerous carnivorous plants that do well with kills, such as varieties of bladder worts. CP is another addiction... so be careful.
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