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    that is good news!

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    Hydro Application

    I found this information from:
    http://www.4hydroponics.com/grow_room/mosquitoDunk.asp

    The most effective larvae killer we've found! For outdoor use, place Mosquito Dunks in ponds or standing water and it's active ingredient, BTI (Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies israaelenses) kills mosquito, black fly and thrip larvae for 30 days or more, avoiding annoying mature insects.

    While floating they slowly release a long term biological larvacide killing the larvae before they hatch into adults. Will not effect fish, plants, people or wildlife. Use in birdbaths, flowerpots, rain barrels and gutters. Use one dunk per 100 square feet of water surface.

    For indoor gardening use, Mosquito Dunks are perfect for eliminating the new variety of thrips plaguing the US as this particular bacteria eats anything in a larval stage. It may take a couple of weeks, but it does work.

    Hydroponics Application: Place an appropriate portion of a Mosquito Dunk into a nylon sock (helps prevent solid debris) and drop into reservoir. If your infestation is overwhelming, after 24 hours, knead the Dunk slightly to help intensify bacteria saturation - this will shorten the lifespan of the Dunk.

    Soil and Soilless Plants: Put a Mosquito Dunk into a nylon sock and soak in water for a few days - Use 1/2 of the innoculated water to thoroughly water plants. Refill container with water and continue to soak same Dunk and repeat watering process. Replace Dunk after 30 days if needed.
    Comes in package of 6 Mosquito Dunks. Alternate wetting and drying will not reduce it's effectiveness. Disks may be broken into smaller pieces or secured within nylon sock to avoid being washed away.

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    I think mosquitoes and fungus gnats is all it kills? Try and see?

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    Will these dunks kill everything in the soil? It seems I have another sub-species http://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=159960 as in this thread...tank beetles or whatever....eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep scary stuff

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    FUCK....I just checked this re-veg plant and seen alittle worm on the leaf...and I check my veg cab and theres tiny white worms everywhere in the soil.....I'm going to cry if this spills into my other cab....hopefully these dunks will work and the other measures for the flyers just incase they spawn....fuck fuck fuck thanks for the info though Lola!

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  • MagniKhan
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    Thanks for the info once again!

    Haven't seen a single gnat since. Bamm, problem gone!!

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  • grapeman
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    Originally posted by fishwater View Post
    What about crushing up about ten dunks, and adding it to my LC's mix while it is "cooking"? Should work shouldnt it? The bacteria in the dunks wont harm the micro herd that is establishing itself could it??
    I all ready have the little bastards everywhere... came with the MG I used last time. Now I have some Fox Farm or Black Gold EWC that have added some other crawlies to my seedlings all ready.....
    Ha - I just made up a batch of LC#2/w blood meal etc. and was sitting in the garage thinking the same thing. What I ended up doing is just crumbling up a dunk and sprinkling it on top of the finished batch in each 20 gal tub. I'll probably do it again each time I rotate and mix the soil over the next few weeks. And then again after I transplant. But after planting, I'll use a fresh batch of dunks.

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  • tinman
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    this link was given to me as a solution to thrips. does it work on them little critters or is this dunk thing just for gnats?

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  • OMountainMix
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    I was figuring to break them up into small pieces. I"ll hit a hardware store with my hubby this weekend and see what the possibilities are. He is very educated about all these things, but I often have a different perspective and other friends of ours tend to add ideas or better ways of going about things in, too. That's what I love about icmag is reading what's going on with other people, getting to ask my own questions and seeing all the discussion and getting ideas. It's a lot of fun and frankly reduces my anxiety about doing the best that I can . . .

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    good tip Dr. Dank! 10 bucks a quart is mighty cheap. I will check it out. thanks.

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  • dr-dank
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    I use bayer mosquito preventer granules, floating in my res in a old nylon. Same ingrediate as dunks, but far fresher. Cheaper too at 10 bucks for a quart container. Freshen it up once a week. At lowes in the us.

    Regards

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    Originally posted by Tylor Durden View Post
    +1 dunks work against mosquitoes in fish ponds and old tires like a flamethrower, not sure how they will work as described however. I used them in low lying areas of my property where water would tend to sit for a couple of weeks during the rainy season, also in the rain barrels I used when I did most of my gardening outdoors. Since they breed the bacteria, I might try some in a watering can and then watering newly placed soil with it for a few days, covering the pots up with saran wrap till the bacteria can do it's job.
    Dunks are designed to dry out and it does not hurt them.

    It is not necessary to add to watering can. Just sprinkle on top of soil and when you water, it activates the dunks.

    Then next time you water, the dunks activate again. For 3 months.

    Then you gotta add another sprinkle.

    Adding Dunk Bits to water is messy. It clogs up watering cans and sticks to the sides. I already tried it that way first in my experiments in fighting the Dreaded Fugus Gnats.

    take my advice just sprinkle on top of soil or put it in a mesh bag in a resevoir to keep it from getting all over and clogging lines.

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    Anybody with hydro experience using dunks, feel free to holler.

    I don't think a whole dunk would be necessary Mtn. I would just break off 1/4 of a dunk and float it in the rez. It should drip down on the hydroton and do the same thing as in soil.

    Like I said, these rascals are made for putting in a pond to keep mosquitoes away for the whole summer. So how much water in a pond? 10,000 gallons? It says on the back that they treat an unimaginable amount of water.

    It don't take a lot of dunk to treat soil, no hydro experience here.

    I am afraid a water leak would ruin my ceilings. so no hydro for me where I am growing in the attic.

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  • Tylor Durden
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    +1 dunks work against mosquitoes in fish ponds and old tires like a flamethrower, not sure how they will work as described however. I used them in low lying areas of my property where water would tend to sit for a couple of weeks during the rainy season, also in the rain barrels I used when I did most of my gardening outdoors. Since they breed the bacteria, I might try some in a watering can and then watering newly placed soil with it for a few days, covering the pots up with saran wrap till the bacteria can do it's job.

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  • OMountainMix
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    I'm getting some of these from the hardware store tnoight or tomorrow. I have a lot of individual bucket systems, how much should I put in each reservoir?

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