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Biocontrol of fungus gnats


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Has anyone tried nematodes or mites in their isopod culture? I fear it may impact on the isopods themselves, but the wife is threatening to bin them, so  getting desperate.

Have gestroi, potions, and hoffs, all newish cultures max 3 months, will it settle down? Have very healthy springtail cultures in all bins.

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Predatory mites work well, so do "Gnatrol" type products of bacteria that specifically target Dipterans and not other inverts. Neither of these bother isopods.

 

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On 6/14/2022 at 5:21 AM, MarkEd said:

Has anyone tried nematodes or mites in their isopod culture? I fear it may impact on the isopods themselves, but the wife is threatening to bin them, so  getting desperate.

Have gestroi, potions, and hoffs, all newish cultures max 3 months, will it settle down? Have very healthy springtail cultures in all bins.

I see some people use the mosquito dunks or bites available at many garden stores (chunks of material filled with entomophagus bacteria) which should be fine for crustaceans. 

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