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By Wolfcub258
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Hey everyone! I sowed some mixed drosera seeds around 3 months ago and I now have some very very tiny seedlings. Recently the soil surface has developed some mold that it now starting to grow on the surface of some of the seedlings. Is there a way for me to safely remove this without damaging the seedlings?
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By Intheswamp
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What kind of mixed drosera are you growing, @Wolfcub258 ? Three months seems like a long time, but I've heard folks speak of long germination periods. It seems like with most rosettes and filiformis that usually two or three weeks is all it takes. What has been your germination environment during this time?
By Wolfcub258
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Intheswamp wrote: Wed May 22, 2024 12:20 pm What kind of mixed drosera are you growing, @Wolfcub258 ? Three months seems like a long time, but I've heard folks speak of long germination periods. It seems like with most rosettes and filiformis that usually two or three weeks is all it takes. What has been your germination environment during this time?
They’re already germinated thankfully, it’s just the soil on top has started to grow some fluffy white mold and that’s starting to cover the plants themselves. Was looking for a way to get it off without killing the very tiny seedlings
By Wolfcub258
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ChefDean wrote: Wed May 22, 2024 9:28 am Hit them lightly with a fungicide. I use Bioadvanced 3 in 1, and it works well for that.
Thanks! I’ll give that a try
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By steve booth
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What are your conditions? mould is normally associated with bad ventilation, it could be as simple as increasing the ventilation to get rid of it without intervention.

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Steve
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By Intheswamp
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What Steve said ^^^^^.
What is the environment? Sealed container? Open container? Temperatures? Humidity? Etc.,. Without adequate air-exchange there's a good chance of a bad environment.
By Wolfcub258
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They were under a plastic cover to increase the humidity inside. I’ve used fungicide on them and they’re doing well again now
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By steve booth
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It'll be the plastic cover that caused the mould, rarely do any carnivorous seeds need a cover to increase humidity, as they should be in direct contact with a wet medium making their microclimate very humid.
Cheers
Steve
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