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Injectors are a must

Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by Forrest, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    Right now, while I am typing this. I am spraying for slugs in the greenhouse. Fantastic. I mix up the goods, stick the tube in, push a button and off it goes.

    Should be scorched earth in there in just a little while. And I got nothing on me.
     
  2. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Glad you're finally spraying for those things. They're evil little bastards. They killed my bulbophyllum streptosepalum. Oh... wait... that was me that killed it. Nevermind.

    Anyhow, I love my Chemilizer also. I have a bucket of fertilizer concentrate that has a magnetic stir plate under it. When the sprinkler system fires, the Chemilizer and stir plate both go. All precipitates get sucked into the watering system at 1:128. Perfect.
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Forrest, what are you spraying? I used to use liquid metaldehyde through my proportioner, but the little filiments really gave it trouble and it started making horrible noises. I was told I had scratched something and had to have it worked on. I wish somebody was spraying my greenhouse while I sit and work.
     
  4. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    You still have the mealy bug farm in your atrium, Forrest?
     
  5. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    That is pretty cool.

    Can you elaborate on that for me please? I have a stirrer that I use for brewing, but it is one of those electric types. Is that what you have? Do you just pulse the power to it?
     
  6. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    Marni, I am spraying slug-it. I have done it a few times and so far so good. Though it is about time to clean mine out. perhaps even spring for the rebuild kit, which I think is pretty cheap and replaces a lot of the moving parts.

    Dale, yea, I am going to leave it through Christmas. People think it is part of the decorations now. Snow!
     
  7. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    It's probably the same kind you use for brewing. There's a small teflon coated magnet that is stirred by a spinning unit on the stir plate. I have the option to heat as well, but I don't bother, as the plastic bucket might melt. I originally was using it for mixing agar when I would flask, but I disassembled my flow hood over the summer.
     
  8. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    I see. that is the same type I have. I never thought to use it in that application.
     
  9. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    You're welcome.
     
  10. dounoharm

    dounoharm almost there

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    sounds like a delightful device forrest.....
     
  11. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    its a must have for a GH user. If you don't have one yet, they are worth every penny.
     
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    dounoharm almost there

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    i dont have a sprinkler system yet, i hand water everything...the one sprinkler system i tried had a major drip problem, so i took it down. how do you keep from having drips?
     
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    Einstein Expatriate

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    Oh...oh *biting tongue* It's almost too easy

    Carry on.
     
  14. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    you buy anti-drip sprinklers.
     
  15. dounoharm

    dounoharm almost there

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    thats real helpful information are you trying hard?
     
  16. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    what is with you? I was being serious. you need anti drip sprinklers if you dont want them to drip. That is what I have. Almost all brands offer this.
     
  17. Tracey

    Tracey Interloper

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    Probably looking for the First Troll prize
     
  18. dounoharm

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    sorry i thot you were being facetious (sp?) i did get what were called anti drip but i must have had a bad set cause they sure dripped...it was too risky for the orchids to continue with it....what brand do you have?
     
  19. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    I use spinnet.
     
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    ty