Pedro V fungas gnats, rnd 1
Posted 23 July 2017 - 08:38 AM
Seen them flying around the last couple of weeks
Tried the "ignore and hope you fuck off treatment" no successes,
half me pots had them, the ones with dirt out of me tomacco garden had none
A couple of days ago I decided they weren't much fun and had to go
Today they are gone,(its only rnd 1) never spent a cent, just annoyed the little stnuc til they were to tired to fly
and squashed the little fuckers with me finger
Posted 23 July 2017 - 09:10 AM
Posted 23 July 2017 - 09:52 AM
I had the buggers very late in a crop once, luckily they didn't pose too much of a problem. Just turned the oscillating fans up on them and had flypaper hanging from the ceiling where it wasn't so breezy.
Give 'em heaps, mate.
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Posted 23 July 2017 - 10:24 AM
yeah use sticky traps as part of a ipm
put'em up at the start of the grow & check if anythings stuck to them each day
the other thing to mention is temp at the mo it's cold , gnats not as active
but as we warm up that will change
keep a lookout for tiny see though worms with a black dot on the head , that be gnat larvae
Posted 23 July 2017 - 11:07 AM
I took the top inch of soil/compost/topdress off and hit them with the fans on flat out, one pushing them up one down
went in every so often and killed some, give the soil a tickle to flush any fuckers out and repeat
Got some slices of potatoes on top of he soil today to encourage the left overs up
Wait and see I suppose, there will be a few floating about
got me seedlings in there as well, fucking fems of course
she'll be right tho, always is
Posted 23 July 2017 - 02:51 PM
terrorists of the plants world fungal gnats can develop into a threat to the livelihood of your plants
they can complete generation life cycles in about 15-20 days most of this time is spent in the root zone
eggs laid will become lavae in 3 days or so, plus 10 days and they are active adults
quick effective and safe killer of gnats is Azamax (harmless to man & beast) mixed with nutes irrigating the medium
also used as a knock down, but down in the root zone is where the lavae feed upon the young root-lets
an Azamax regime that carries over the life -cycle into the next life cycle will often eliminate them completely
as a preventative, there is a medium/dirt/dust? which when placed on top of the pots' medium
actually rips the bodies of the adult gnat to shreds when the gnat attempts to burrow down into the medium to lay eggs
the name of this eludes me at the moment ... someone here will chime in and tell us what the feck it is ? ....
there is sharp sand i know, but there is something else ... bugger, my old memory cells have given up today
give them a little respect Pedro, as they can in bad cases actually overtake the plants health and bring on decline and death if left untreated
Edit: this is where positive air pressure within the grow room becomes desirable as opposed to negative pressure (which helps suck the little turds in)
Edited by Frazz, 23 July 2017 - 03:59 PM.
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