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Old 08-27-2008, 08:46 PM
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mites are one thing nems are another............
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:56 PM
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I thought so, do the mights eat beneficials as well? Or is that what you said to bring a magnifying glass for?
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:21 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_XXdXMcXog

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Old 08-27-2008, 09:28 PM
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LOL, sorry... MITES... wow...
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:40 AM
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:44 AM
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Sorry Treegal, I was watching the Dem Con last night and slept in this morning (nice).

Nematodes: predatory nematodes would be the option and I am lacking in knowledge about what species would help control your bad bugs but would not continue on to kill your good bugs as well. Also, will they molest or upset the worm population? I have lots of bacterial feeding nematodes in my worms and they get along.

Someone who raises and sells nematodes may have a good idea but Robert McSorley is a world authority on nematodes and he is (or was) at the university of Florida. You may not get to him in person but try the department. I find some of these famous scientists are pretty decent about responding to emails. I even got a couple of emails from Wilhelm Foissner which is like getting a call from Albert Einstein or the Queen of England.

Let me know if I can help with some research.

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Old 08-28-2008, 10:53 AM
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which ones?
In the lawns or the worm beds?
are you trying to introduce the good ones or get rid of the bad ones?

I think Tim needs to come down in mid winter to help your crew out for a month or 2
Tim's place mid winter -1
TG place mid winter +70
Bill, you may not be too far off the mark. I have been thinking of a motor home pulling a laboratory trailer and travel around a bit learning and teaching.
But those damn fuel prices! Before I leave I need to figure out a way to amplify solar.<grin>

Tim
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:58 PM
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I might add that one should place citrus and high nitrate food into the worm medium in small amounts (5% with other foods). I once wiped out hundreds of worms by giving them too much alfalfa meal. Now I restrict it to 5%.

Tim
What happened with the alfalfa meal? Did it heat up too much?
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