Register ICMag Forum Menu Features Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
You are viewing our:
in:
Forums > Marijuana Growing > Indoor Grows - Hydro > Root Gnats in DWC

Thread Title Search
Post Reply
Root Gnats in DWC Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-16-2020, 06:29 AM #1
Crooked8
Senior Member

Crooked8's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Where its medical
Posts: 3,049
Crooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond repute
Root Gnats in DWC

Hey Ic crew! Things are great in the garden minus one consistent thing in my whole career! Root gnats! Ive always had a back and forth with them. I want to eliminate them for good in a safe way in dwc (flower) and flood and drain (veg). Something i could add to the reservoir would be ideal. Any suggestions? Ive never tried mosquito dunks. Are they safe? Effective? I dont want to stress the plants if possible. Much love and appreciation!
Crooked8 is online now Quote


Old 07-16-2020, 09:40 AM #2
Crooked8
Senior Member

Crooked8's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Where its medical
Posts: 3,049
Crooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond repute
Bump
__________________
Everything i post is information ive found on the internet. Any and all info/photos are from websites ive researched.

Karma Genetics SourRado Testers:
https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=365603
Bho Disasters:
https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=266761
Karma/Hortilab Collaboration Tester Thread:
https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=292385
Crooked8 is online now Quote


Old 07-16-2020, 02:35 PM #3
SuperBadGrower
Member

SuperBadGrower's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 385
SuperBadGrower is a name known to allSuperBadGrower is a name known to allSuperBadGrower is a name known to allSuperBadGrower is a name known to allSuperBadGrower is a name known to allSuperBadGrower is a name known to allSuperBadGrower is a name known to allSuperBadGrower is a name known to allSuperBadGrower is a name known to allSuperBadGrower is a name known to allSuperBadGrower is a name known to all
Root gnats? There are root aphids and fungus gnats, hope you mean fungus gnats! I can assure you, BTI, bacillus tu...rigneneensesis israelensis, is very effective at breaking the cycle, and completely safe to use on the plant. Plants don't give a crap about it at all & continue to thrive. I would not really recommend keeping it, or any other pest control products, in a reservoir, but in water culture I guess it can't be helped & Ive seen it done with many products similar to this. For example beneficials pose the same "problem" they can gunk up your reservoir and clog stuff depending on your system. Anyway, a dirty reservoir/etc is much preferable to pythium or pests, right. Apply it manually where possible. A combined mode of action. sticky traps to kill the fliers and BTI to kill the larvae, when done right can eliminate 100% of gnats

I know people use Gnatrol WDG in DWC. There are various kind of BTI products... gnatrol dissolves well but other BTI products you might need to put it in a micron bag in the reservoir to prevent particles messing up the system etc.
SuperBadGrower is online now Quote


1 members found this post helpful.
Old 07-16-2020, 02:49 PM #4
ElGato
hellbilly™

ElGato's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 688
ElGato has much to be proud ofElGato has much to be proud ofElGato has much to be proud ofElGato has much to be proud ofElGato has much to be proud ofElGato has much to be proud ofElGato has much to be proud ofElGato has much to be proud ofElGato has much to be proud ofElGato has much to be proud ofElGato has much to be proud of
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperBadGrower View Post
other BTI products you might need to put it in a micron bag in the reservoir to prevent particles messing up the system etc.
this^^^ ... a mosquito Dunk in a micron bag would work great
ElGato is online now Quote


Old 07-16-2020, 05:46 PM #5
Crooked8
Senior Member

Crooked8's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Where its medical
Posts: 3,049
Crooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperBadGrower View Post
Root gnats? There are root aphids and fungus gnats, hope you mean fungus gnats! I can assure you, BTI, bacillus tu...rigneneensesis israelensis, is very effective at breaking the cycle, and completely safe to use on the plant. Plants don't give a crap about it at all & continue to thrive. I would not really recommend keeping it, or any other pest control products, in a reservoir, but in water culture I guess it can't be helped & Ive seen it done with many products similar to this. For example beneficials pose the same "problem" they can gunk up your reservoir and clog stuff depending on your system. Anyway, a dirty reservoir/etc is much preferable to pythium or pests, right. Apply it manually where possible. A combined mode of action. sticky traps to kill the fliers and BTI to kill the larvae, when done right can eliminate 100% of gnats

I know people use Gnatrol WDG in DWC. There are various kind of BTI products... gnatrol dissolves well but other BTI products you might need to put it in a micron bag in the reservoir to prevent particles messing up the system etc.
I do mean fungus gnats! So it sounds like ill be grabbing some dunks and throwing them in a micron bag! Thank you!!! And this is why IC is the absolute truth
Crooked8 is online now Quote


Old 07-16-2020, 06:40 PM #6
cyat
Senior Member

cyat's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,098
cyat is a splendid one to beholdcyat is a splendid one to beholdcyat is a splendid one to beholdcyat is a splendid one to beholdcyat is a splendid one to beholdcyat is a splendid one to beholdcyat is a splendid one to beholdcyat is a splendid one to beholdcyat is a splendid one to beholdcyat is a splendid one to beholdcyat is a splendid one to behold
Treat the bugs like you would mosquitoes as opposed to treating the plants.

Ive had em so bad that they would bite me when I went in the room, or hit the light and fall on the buds. When I did rdwc on one run they were breeding in the water. I’m talking millions. They love some Rockwool and coco too!

Now I get some natural bug spray called Maggie’s farm from casa de pot. I spray the floors and tops and bottoms of the pots. Combined with plant ipm in veg the gnats are not a problem anymore
cyat is offline Quote


1 members found this post helpful.
Old 07-21-2020, 11:23 AM #7
Boyd Crowder
Teem MiCr0B35

Boyd Crowder's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: 2.2k Organix CircleJurk
Posts: 2,509
Boyd Crowder has a brilliant futureBoyd Crowder has a brilliant futureBoyd Crowder has a brilliant futureBoyd Crowder has a brilliant futureBoyd Crowder has a brilliant futureBoyd Crowder has a brilliant futureBoyd Crowder has a brilliant futureBoyd Crowder has a brilliant futureBoyd Crowder has a brilliant futureBoyd Crowder has a brilliant futureBoyd Crowder has a brilliant future
Boyd Crowder has completed 1 grow reports. Click to see my Grow Reports
fungus gnats arent affected by dunx:
imidaclorpin
triazicide
insecticidal soap

are all proven effective
soaps not gonna help in dwc
__________________
Upcoming 2020 Shows:
Hunting HammerHeads Haze : A5x FlashPoint x Firestorm
Corvette Summer: Vert Edition
GhettoGrow 2.0: The Basement Party

_________
[img][/img]
Boyd Crowder is offline Quote


Old 07-21-2020, 01:14 PM #8
Crooked8
Senior Member

Crooked8's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Where its medical
Posts: 3,049
Crooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond reputeCrooked8 has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boyd Crowder View Post
fungus gnats arent affected by dunx:
imidaclorpin
triazicide
insecticidal soap

are all proven effective
soaps not gonna help in dwc
Imid does nothing to them. So far, i added the dunks in micron bags and im gonna wait it out 30 days. Time will tell. Many i know claim they work! I also added a shit ton of sticky traps which are already covered. You never know you have it that bad till you focus on it. Ill look into triazicide. Thanks!
Crooked8 is online now Quote


Old 07-21-2020, 01:27 PM #9
unregistered190
Senior Member

Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 8,509
unregistered190 is a survivorunregistered190 is a survivorunregistered190 is a survivorunregistered190 is a survivorunregistered190 is a survivorunregistered190 is a survivorunregistered190 is a survivorunregistered190 is a survivorunregistered190 is a survivorunregistered190 is a survivorunregistered190 is a survivor
unregistered190 has completed 2 grow reports. Click to see my Grow Reports
BTI and Fungus Gnats

From Summit Chemical’s website,

Because fungus gnats are closely related to mosquitoes, fungus gnat larvae are effectively killed by BTI—the naturally occurring bacterium that is deadly to mosquito larvae. BTI, short for Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis, is deadly to mosquito larvae and fungus gnat larvae but harmless to other living things. The bacterium is nature’s way of keeping fungus gnat and mosquito populations down, but it has no effect on other insects (such as bees and butterflies)—nor does it harm animals, fish, birds, plants, pets or people.
BTI is the active ingredient in top-selling Mosquito Bits®, which is approved for the control of fungus gnats. To kill fungus gnat larvae, simply shake the granular Mosquito Bits® onto the potting soil in houseplants and other container- grown plants, including vegetables and herbs. Mosquito Bits® can also be mixed with potting soil prior to planting. When the plants are watered, the BTI in the Mosquito Bits® will be released. After subsequent watering, the BTI is washed below the soil surface. Fungus gnat larvae feed on the BTI and die.
unregistered190 is offline Quote


1 members found this post helpful.

Post Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:24 AM.




This site is for educational and entertainment purposes only.
You must be of legal age to view ICmag and participate here.
All postings are the responsibility of their authors.
Powered by: vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.