Re: Nepenthes Being Eaten!

Andreas Wistuba (A.Wistuba@DKFZ-Heidelberg.DE)
Tue, 2 Aug 1994 15:46:20 GMT+1

> If you use Malathion on your plants, be careful! A little too much
> Malathion can *FRY* your plants to a crisp.

I am still wondering whether you use Malathion concentrated without
prediluting it in Water to end up 0,1-0,2%. In this concentration if
sprayed on the leaves I never had any problems.

> It is also a

Are there any studies or papers where carcinogenesis with Malathion
is proved?

> Beware of applying it in a restricted space when you
> are in it, and do not get it in your eyes, mouth, nose, or on your
> hands. You will know you have been exposed to it when you receive
> a screaming headache a few hours later.

Of cause you should not apply any insecticide to yourself. By the
way, Pyrethroids seem to cause severe irreversible central nervous
damages. I'd rather use Malathion.


Andreas Wistuba
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