Originally Posted by habeeb
^ interested in your method..
I was reading up on bti's.. it was saying the larvae eat it.. I wonder if there attracted to it in the first place.. like they put something in it to attract them.. and it seems you gave them a nice buffet for them then... haha. then I kinda also wonder, how the bti can reach the bottom of buckets for people who have sneaky ones.. as it wouldn't seem it couldn't get to the bottom if it is resting on the top surface???
also it was saying, don't apply to water that has copper ( nutes might have trace amount? ) and chlorine.. so anyone knows for future
also wonder if it does anything in way to off balance other bacteria in the media???
The BTI will multiply once in the soil/ coco.
You add it with you waterings and then it spreads throughout the pot by multiplying so it gets to the bottom no problem.
regarding the copper... Not sure about this, never heard anything that this would pose a problem.
But I used chem nutes from a rez, and I'm sure there a re ztraces of copper in there along with the mangan, boron etc...
I don't really know if the put anything in there to actually attract mosquitos to be honest ( would make sense eh ?)... but the fungus gnats were completely wiped out within a couple days. The flyers stuck to sticky traps and no new ones coming after them.
To prevent possible future infestations, I sealed my air inlets with a screen and put a layer of perlite on top of my pots.
all the best, take care,