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Where do fungus gnats / flies come from?
    #3521934 - 12/19/04 09:49 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I had recently lost all my bulk grow bins to trichoderma (green mold) infestation. When the bins were first exposed to fruiting conditions I noticed a few fungus gnats/flies in a couple of my bins. Trichoderma started with one bin, then in succession all the bins eventually contaminated with an increase in gnats. My question is:

Is there any other way fungus gnat/fly infestation can occur besides the introduction of adult gnats/flies into the grow area?


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Re: Where do fungus gnats / flies come from? [Re: taibensis]
    #3522004 - 12/19/04 10:08 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

If you use hot water pillow case pasturization, then let it drip/dry hanging outside, once cooled to ambiant temp, gnats can knock it up with eggs, that you carry inside in substrate. They can smell a hot  dripping dung bag for miles & come running like crack heads to get free dime bags. :crazy2:

Once you have gnats, remove everything, clean everything & start over, knowing those tiny f**kers can get through a crack - or pin hole, you can't even see.  :mad2:


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Re: Where do fungus gnats / flies come from? [Re: taibensis]
    #3522093 - 12/19/04 10:25 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)


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Re: Where do fungus gnats / flies come from? [Re: agar]
    #3522376 - 12/19/04 11:26 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Does the same go for just pasteurized straw?


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Re: Where do fungus gnats / flies come from? [Re: agar]
    #3522401 - 12/19/04 11:30 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

So will gnats also lay eggs in pasteurized straw as well? What about sterilized casing soil?


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Re: Where do fungus gnats / flies come from? [Re: taibensis]
    #3522721 - 12/20/04 01:06 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

they love it.


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Re: Where do fungus gnats / flies come from? [Re: zerozero]
    #3522888 - 12/20/04 02:14 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

^^true^^ :thumbup: :wink:


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