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bench72

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Excellent thread!

I have two very nortie puppies which I could never subject to any of the poisons... esp as they occasionally like to eat orchids (but that's another story)!
 

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Heather said:
Rick do you have any more information on how goldenseal works as an anti-fungal/anti-bacterial? Do you generally use it in a similar fashion to cinnamon?
Have fun asking for that at the pharmacy. I used to work in one and apparently its used quite a bit to help you pass a drug test :rollhappy:
 
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Marty

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Not sure if any of you saw my CO2 method. I think it should work on ants. I keep frogs in my vivarium so using any chemicals was out of the questions. I thought long and hard about what I could use and I figured that everything eventually needs to breathe and I figured that if I displace air with pure CO2 (which is heavier then air) then whatever pests I have will be killed, yet doing no harm to the plants.

This method works great on slugs, snails, millipedes and probably more, but that's all I used it for. Here's the article

http://www.orchidboard.com/eliminate-terrarium-pests-with-co2

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charlie c

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Marty,

That's really a slick idea. I love it. I'm not sure how well that will work in a larger setting. But it's worth a contolled trial.
You are DEFINITELY the winner of this month's "smarter than the average bear, Yogi" award.

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Marty

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Thanks Charlie, it works great in vivariums...I guess you can take a good bag and displace all the air out of it and lock an orchid for a day or two and kill the pests. Very curious if it works on scales

be sure to top up the CO2 the next day
 
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rad

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i tried the cucumber on my back porch and the ants flocked to it and prety soon the cucumber was covered with those little brown ants. i will have to keep looking for another remedy for outdoor areas (just not a small enough area to try the CO2).
 

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Heather said:
Rick do you have any more information on how goldenseal works as an anti-fungal/anti-bacterial? Do you generally use it in a similar fashion to cinnamon?
Its got good antibacterial capabilities. And I have used it like cinnamen. It could be kind of expensive to get dry root powder.
 
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