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By Ewreck
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What kind of applicators/pipette things does everyone use? The only syringes I have a pretty large gauge for like muscular injections and are sharp and make pretty big drops. So I took the needle off and am using just the dropper part and kind of dragging the drop on the seedlings leaves. So I am looking for one to make precision drops lol. I tried using the search bar but it just shows everyone’s posts about pipettes. Thanks everyone
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By Panman
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I use a syringe I got at Michael's craft store.
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By thepitchergrower
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I use needle syrnges. There are some cheap ones you can find at CVS, walmart, Daiso...
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By nimbulan
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I strongly recommend a squeeze bottle rather than a syringe, it's a lot easier to use. They sell them as oil/glue applicator bottles and use the same needle tips. I have one with a ~25 gauge needle which works very well on even very small sundew seedlings.
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By thepitchergrower
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Traps and dews, you could, but it would be less precise. I agree with Nimbulan. Syringes have a lot of problems. I think there are plexiglass aplicators too.
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By Cross
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nimbulan wrote:I strongly recommend a squeeze bottle rather than a syringe, it's a lot easier to use. They sell them as oil/glue applicator bottles and use the same needle tips. I have one with a ~25 gauge needle which works very well on even very small sundew seedlings.
Link or they don't exist.... do they have a cap? Like can I put glue in them and then cap for use later?

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By Ewreck
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Man I actually seen the squeeze bottle type when I was looking earlier but didn’t think anything of it. Hopefully these ones that I ordered work well enough if not I’ll try those.
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By nimbulan
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Cross wrote:
nimbulan wrote:I strongly recommend a squeeze bottle rather than a syringe, it's a lot easier to use. They sell them as oil/glue applicator bottles and use the same needle tips. I have one with a ~25 gauge needle which works very well on even very small sundew seedlings.
Link or they don't exist.... do they have a cap? Like can I put glue in them and then cap for use later?

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There's lots of options, but you can get sets like this with multiple bottles and tip sizes: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07S1S1HMG/
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By Ewreck
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I got them in the mail today and the 27ga size works great. It does super small droplets that I can put on the tiny drosera seedlings leaves. I was also able to put some in the little pitcher that opened up on one of my basals.
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