Re: Fungus gnat larvae on orchid roots


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Abgeschickt von Michael Weinert am 15 Oktober, 2000 um 08:24:29

Antwort auf: Re: Fungus gnat larvae on orchid roots von Kathleen R. Donham am 15 Oktober, 2000 um 08:22:59:

Hello Kathleen,

> it would be useful to know if sciarid or mycetophilid larvae are significant pests for cypripediums.

I don't think that this is the case. But as there is much biological activity in the soil of Cypripedium habitats and as Cyps need fungi for their germination and later on as a protection against phytopathogenic fungi (not necessarily for nutrition!) I would assume that fungus gnats are quite common in these areas.


Best wishes for your work

Michael Weinert


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