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Wanted: Carnivorous stuff

Discussion in 'For Trade/Sale' started by Forrest, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    Easy to grow non fussy stuff. Ones that eat fruit flies.
     
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    Forrest Really Neat

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    forgot to say, I have a ton of shit for trade. Bulbos, pleuros, etc.
     
  3. birdman

    birdman Bite me

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    Hey Forrest-
    I've got a good number of extra mexican pinguicula- The best for fungus gnats and fruit flies!
    Birdman
     
  4. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    sweet. Send me a pm and let me know what you are into orchid wise. I will see if I have anything that you would be interested in for trade.
     
  5. gnathaniel

    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    Are you interested in Drosera binata var. multifida? Needs fairly bright light to grow its best but otherwise fuss-free. Looks pretty striking and catches a good number of fruit flies in my kitchen.

    --Nat
     
  6. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    Sure Nat. If it is easy, I am interested. It will be going in my kitchen, and in my home brewery. So, they need to be somewhat easy to grow. The climate is pretty mild where I am though. PM me with what kind of orchids you are interested in, I will see if I have anything you would like.
     
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    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    Dale New Member

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    A similar trap to Brian's is to burn holes in a plastic drink bottle, drop in a piece of banana, put the lid back on, and wait. Just microwave the bottle for 15 seconds every few days. When the banana gets too disgusting even for fruit flies rinse the bottle out and replace it.
     
  9. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    I do use the vinegar trick. Though, I just put it in bowl and then saran over it, then poke a few holes in the saran. They are really only a problem when I am brewing a lot, which I am these days. I have one ping right now and it is just over worked. Figured I would add a few to help offset the load.
     
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    "I am brewing a lot"

    Good. I wanna order three cases of that Porter.
     
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    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    Why put the saran over the trap? I find them without saran and with a drop of dish soap in some apple cider vinegar, to be highly effective.

    I just potted up a bunch of mexican pings to sell at work. Got any Angs to trade?
     
  12. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    I have A. psuedofilicornu. Do you have anything besides some crappy pings?
     
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    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    I have a couple of Nepenthes but otherwise just crappy pings. I think the traps work better for fruit flies whereas the plants do a great job on the fungus gnats. Some of those fruit flies are pretty strong and can escape a ping. Hmmmm....this could make a good kids book! "The happy-crappy Mexican Ping and the fruit fly that could".
     
  14. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    :D The fruit fly that could. I have many of those here.