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Offlinemichaz
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Flies in terrarium! What to do?
    #1603489 - 06/03/03 03:23 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

When I open my terrarium, I saw 4 tiny flies (midge?). I could take them away. But i'm affraid.
I guess they could have come from an older casing taken from another terrarium. But I'm not sure.

What to do?
Anyone had this problem before?
Is it dangerous for mushs?


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    #1603490 - 06/03/03 03:24 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)



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Re: Flies in terrarium! What to do? [Re: SBTlauien]
    #1603495 - 06/03/03 03:27 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

ewwww, i r feel for you man =/


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Re: Flies in terrarium! What to do? [Re: spiritshaper]
    #1603501 - 06/03/03 03:28 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

not good man, not good!!!!


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Re: Flies in terrarium! What to do? [Re: SBTlauien]
    #1603723 - 06/03/03 06:55 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

I had a new idea, may be does it come from the perlite on the bottom of the terrarium, that wasn't sterilised nor pasterised. I had to move quickly some casings to a new terrarium?

Anyone heard about that?

I'll try to change it today.


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Re: Flies in terrarium! What to do? [Re: michaz]
    #1603725 - 06/03/03 06:56 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

I mean, the suspected casing of the first message seems to be OK


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Re: Flies in terrarium! What to do? [Re: michaz]
    #1603742 - 06/03/03 07:21 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)



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Re: Flies in terrarium! What to do? [Re: Anno]
    #1603758 - 06/03/03 07:42 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Thank you Anno. I secretly wished that you post a link you have the secret.
Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be mites, nor fungus gnats. And I must add that, for the moment, the mushs are healthy.


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Re: Flies in terrarium! What to do? [Re: michaz]
    #1604223 - 06/03/03 12:37 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

I think you have the fungus knats... and I think I do too =( *cry*

well, in my aquarium I saw one little fly type thing around there, but then he left and I couldn't find and DESTROY HIM!! THAT LITTLE @#!*$...

I hope my growing shroomies will be ok, they look good so far...


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Re: Flies in terrarium! What to do? [Re: Sko]
    #1604320 - 06/03/03 01:17 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)


well,

isnt a traditional use for amanita muscaria to put a small peice of it in a dish with milk and the sweet smell will attract flies/insects and kill them when they drink the milk?

isnt that how i got the name fly agaric?

someone should try that to aid in cultivation,. i see potential.

-odh-


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Re: Flies in terrarium! What to do? [Re: ODhaze]
    #1604448 - 06/03/03 01:57 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

That would be cool... I should find some aminita muscara... ;-)


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Re: Flies in terrarium! What to do? [Re: Sko]
    #1604859 - 06/03/03 03:54 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Yuck!!! KILL THEM...


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Re: Flies in terrarium! What to do? [Re: ODhaze]
    #1604952 - 06/03/03 04:16 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

dude that major ass contam introduction.


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Re: Flies in terrarium! What to do? [Re: Psychoslut]
    #1605044 - 06/03/03 04:39 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

I didnt read all the top posts for this but Ill give you my input...

I also had this problem...the only way you can solve it is throw out your perlite and mushrooms in the terrarium. The gnats have probably layed eggs everywhere, so nothing is safe. Just chuck everything, thats what I had to do, but luckily that was toward the end flushes. You can go thorugh the rest of the flushes, but you will just have to deal with them flying about all over. I did that for about a week. Make sure to clean out the terrarium real well, maybe with soem bleach to make sure you washed off/ killed off all the eggs.


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Re: Flies in terrarium! What to do? [Re: Zwieback0]
    #1605235 - 06/03/03 05:19 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

^^ That's what I did ^^ :frown: 


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Re: Flies in terrarium! What to do? [Re: michaz]
    #1605388 - 06/03/03 05:55 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

please read this thread:

fungal gnat control

there's some great discussion on the problem
as well as some good home grown methods for
dealing with it.

I think that you'll find that gnats are a pest
that can at best be held at bay if never beaten.


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Re: Flies in terrarium! What to do? [Re: michaz]
    #1605412 - 06/03/03 06:01 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Just goto a hardware store and buy some fly poison or some of those sticky strips that the flys are attracted to and then stick to.  That should take care of them.  Dont throw away your cakes unless its absolutely necessary (ie, strong odor/shrooms dying/etc)  Leave the sticky strips in there for a while so that if they laid eggs, the subsequent generations will be killed.
Mc :cool:


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Re: Flies in terrarium! What to do? [Re: mattch1]
    #1611440 - 06/05/03 02:45 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Well thank you every one.

I confirm that the flies were coming from the firstly suspected casing. It was old and therfore I threw it away. I sterilised the perlite in the botom of the terrarium, and washed the terratium with alcohol (90?).

Now everything has seemed to come back to normal.

I'll let you know...


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Re: Flies in terrarium! What to do? [Re: afoaf]
    #1612370 - 06/05/03 07:11 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Thank you afoaf.
Your link is blunty detailed about the question.
Lots of answers.


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