fungus gnats, BT {correction]

Kelly O'Neill
Sun, 29 Jan 2006 07:43:10 PST
Oops, I should have looked at the stuff before posting. THURICIDE is 
Bacillus thuringiensis KURSTAKI. I also note, I actually used a Safer brand 
product called Caterpillar Killer (with the same BtK in it). The kind of fungus 
gnats I had, spend part of their life as a worm in the soil eating things like 
plant roots. Alberto reminded me that changing your soil (such as removing 
peat moss) or other container culture practices so you do not have wet 
stagnant conditions in your media may be a better approach (for various 
reasons) than treating a symptom.
I think the other BT I mentioned is for controlling something with a name 
equal or similar to Mosquito :-).   KellyO

On 28 Jan 2006 at 3:42, Kelly O'Neill wrote:

> For me, 
>    A liquid (possibly with a name like Thurigen) containing 
> something with a name something like Bacillis Thurigenisis var. 
> israeliensis :-) worked well. It takes some time, however, I think 
> it builds a colony of little critters that do the job very well if you 
> keep them happy enough. I just added it to their waterings a 
> few times (and watered it in lightly). My problem was in heated 
> greenhouse conditions.  KellyO
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