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Posted: 27/01/2015 at 18:26

Do we have any SCUBA divers amongst our members, Please.?

I know it's a daft question but it is relevant. I promise  


Posted: 27/01/2015 at 18:13

I can't believe I am saying this iGrow.

Mike was a fountain of information but I think he had ulterior motives on this site. 

He was on late at night with drink and upset some people. It was reported (I presume) 

The site editors are now in control of his posts.

If you are going to post while on alcohol and insult people then at least do it with the tag 'Gazza'  so we all know what Frame of mind you are in and we can ignore if we want too!



Posted: 27/01/2015 at 17:40

1Runnybeak1. you have a PM.

Dreaded thrips

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 14:28

You could go the whole hog and get some of these. (they are out of my price range. That range being 0)

 "A voracious predator, the Minute Pirate Bug (Orius spp.) is a diamond-patterned black & white predator with a distinctive sucking beak and an insatiable appetite. It stuffs its 3 mm length with large amounts of thrips, spider mites, aphids, and the eggs and larval stages of many soft bodied insects such as small caterpillars."

Dreaded thrips

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 14:03

Thats the idea


Posted: 27/01/2015 at 14:01

That is the last time i buy a keyboard from Ebay!


Posted: 27/01/2015 at 14:01

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Dreaded thrips

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 13:42

The strips work well and give a good indication of how severe the problem is.

There are three main biological controls for thrips..

Mites which crawl around the plant feeding on thrips larvae (Amblyseius cucumeris)

soil-based mites that eat the thrips pupae (Hypoaspis miles)

nematodes that live in the soil and eat the thrips pupae (Steinernema feltiae). They need a min temp of about 8°C but the bacteria that they use to kill their hosts only works at about 14°C, so you can see where the problem is.



Posted: 27/01/2015 at 13:27

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Dreaded thrips

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 13:16

Get this problem quite regularly. I use Nematodes and garlic sprays and home made sticky strips. Day glow yellow/blue and hot pink cards work the best.

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should i plant this or not? 
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