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    #16626801 - 08/01/12 09:43 AM (2 years, 1 month ago)

so I left for 2 days and came back and there are these tiny flies on my cakes and around the FC/walls - I put a venus flytrap there, but other than that, any advice? Am I fucked? will my mushrooms still grow? Can I still eat them? it's the third flush so no biggie I just wonder why it's happened now...


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Re: mushroom gnats [Re: fatspoon]
    #16626803 - 08/01/12 09:45 AM (2 years, 1 month ago)

Does this happen in the wild?


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Re: mushroom gnats [Re: fatspoon]
    #16626805 - 08/01/12 09:45 AM (2 years, 1 month ago)

I like Schultz Houseplant Spray, in the green bottle.

Usually when I see gnats I've got some fuzzy green mold somewhere.
They seem to find it pretty quick.

And I think they breed in sink traps, if you have an infestation run some lye down the sink.
They certainly can breed in houseplant soil as well, if you have plants check them carefully.


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Re: mushroom gnats [Re: Doc_T]
    #16626817 - 08/01/12 09:50 AM (2 years, 1 month ago)

theres some kind of store bought dirt you can put on the top and it kills them. your gonna hafta use the search function becasue im just too lazy. the grains are sharp and cut the flies and the larvase when they walk on it. like razor wire for flies.
if you dont have trich like doc said then id use that stuff... it starts with a d mayebe.... sry lol
i got flies once and was very upset . I just threw it out but i wish i had used the other stuff


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Re: mushroom gnats [Re: Grumpyorc]
    #16626820 - 08/01/12 09:51 AM (2 years, 1 month ago)

^^^ diatomaceous earth. Garden shops all have it, near the gypsum.


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Re: mushroom gnats [Re: Doc_T]
    #16626824 - 08/01/12 09:54 AM (2 years, 1 month ago)

thanks ill look into those things


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Re: mushroom gnats [Re: SimpleFarmer]
    #16626844 - 08/01/12 10:01 AM (2 years, 1 month ago)

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Does this happen in the wild?




Wild mushrooms are infested with all sorts of organisms. They're kinda gross.


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Re: mushroom gnats [Re: fatspoon]
    #16626846 - 08/01/12 10:02 AM (2 years, 1 month ago)

and ok doc if i use this dia-... earth, is there still a point getting it now, or just for next time round? And if i got it would i just sprinkle it on my cakes and around the FC?


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Re: mushroom gnats [Re: Doc_T]
    #16626849 - 08/01/12 10:03 AM (2 years, 1 month ago)

I know I was just saying that so he would know that his mushrooms are no different and we still eat those


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Re: mushroom gnats [Re: fatspoon]
    #16626850 - 08/01/12 10:04 AM (2 years, 1 month ago)

RR answered that but I forgot what he said.
Pop over to the Main Search Page: http://www.shroomery.org/forums/search.php
Select 'one result per thread' and 'sort by date,descending'. That will quickly get the current info.
You can choose to see just TCs, or narrow it down to just RR or any other member.


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Re: mushroom gnats [Re: Doc_T]
    #16626872 - 08/01/12 10:13 AM (2 years, 1 month ago)

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Does this happen in the wild?




Wild mushrooms are infested with all sorts of organisms. They're kinda gross.




Yes, yes they are. They almost kreep me out a little bit.  I always hold my breath cutting them up, becuase I always find little buggers giving birth in the stems or some little slimy mongrels wrapping up to stay warm.  BLech... Just popped open and looked under a cap and saw 20-30 little larvae munching away.  Yuck. 

Word of advice. Always wash/brush before you eat.  Depending on what they are some people even soak for a short while in a brine to get rid of them.


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Re: mushroom gnats [Re: Softpaw]
    #16626878 - 08/01/12 10:15 AM (2 years, 1 month ago)

Ahh that's just extra protein  :wink:


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Re: mushroom gnats [Re: SimpleFarmer]
    #16626953 - 08/01/12 10:48 AM (2 years, 1 month ago)

Talking of wild mushrooms, I noticed a wild mushroom outside yesterday and the ants were eating it. They were chopping out chunks of the top and carrying it away..it was almost gone in a day. A strange white mushroom with a ribbed top


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Re: mushroom gnats [Re: Browser]
    #16628611 - 08/01/12 04:13 PM (2 years, 1 month ago)

I've had them infest some casings before, but was surprised when I actually got rid of them all by chucking the whole martha (which I usually do for one reason or another a couple times a year at least). The main problem, as has been stated, is finding all the sources of them. Sink traps and garbage bins being the worst, potted plants as well. I recently brought a new plant home that had them in the soil. It is now outside and although I havent seen a single one in the past 2 weeks I am still going to purchase some fly paper about a week before I case my rye. You should be able to find it at any grocery or hardware store for around $5. Fly paper has a scent that attracts them to a sticky surface. I've never used it before, but I figure it would be a good precaution anyways. Kill the flies as you see them, but what's killing one fly when you have 100 eggs in your sink. And electric fly zappers do not work in my experience because the flies are too small. Good luck.


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Re: mushroom gnats [Re: Doc_T]
    #16629193 - 08/01/12 06:00 PM (2 years, 1 month ago)

bleach works as well as lye down the sink, and i would assume is easier to find in your closet.

I just got some gnats around my FC's and i put the fly trap tape above all fc's. if your lucky and spot em before they infiltrate, this will work well.

shit good looks doc, ive been wondering where all these gnats been coming from and i just cleaned out the frigde there still here... must be the sinks!

i used to work in kitchens so i shoulda thought of that  :facepalm:


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Re: mushroom gnats [Re: TheBoomking]
    #16629289 - 08/01/12 06:18 PM (2 years, 1 month ago)

Are they fruit flies..they are bad here in the summer but if you get rid of all the open fruit they soon die out...


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Re: mushroom gnats [Re: TheBoomking]
    #16630980 - 08/01/12 11:38 PM (2 years, 1 month ago)

Citronella works well. Diffuse the oil in the room, not necessarily right by the fc. They'll soon find somewhere less offensive to go.

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fly trap tape above all fc's.



Fly paper works well :thumbup:


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