What is Carbon Dioxide exactly?
Co2 is an extremely shared, naturally occurring gas in the air. In fact, Carbon Dioxide makes up between 300 and 450 parts per million of the air all around you! It is a organic, colorless, odorless, non-poisonous, molecule.
Carbon Dioxide Generators are a fairly normal object in indoor or green house gardens. This is extremely important because using tanks of Co2 gas can be expensive and possibly impossible depending on your grow room size.
Carbon Dioxide Generators produce Co2 by burning a clean gas, such as Propane or Natural Gas. When these clean fuels are burned they release 2 things
Co2- the targeted product
Water Vapor- this is a GREAT!!! second assistance of Generators.
Because it is organic, and non-poisonous, it is typically considered by growers to be the holy grail of Spider mite control. To top it off, Using Co2 to kill spider mites is extremely easy and inexpensive.
Why use Co2 to kill spider mites?
It is a shared question around the internet. How do I use my co2 to kill spider mites in my indoor grow room?
IT WORKS!-not breathing really kills things
IT’S EASY! -set your Co2 monitor and walk way for 1 hour
IT’S CHEAP! – propane tank refills cost about $20. A single “Treatment” will only use about $2-3 worth of propane
Carbon Dioxide Generators can easily unprotected to the 10,000-15,000 parts per million (ppm), or 1 hour, that will be required to kill off the pests in your grow ecosystem.
While it can be said that Co2 is non-poisonous, it will kill. It does this by amount of oxygen in the air, as a percentage. This smothers the victim, leaving no lasting residue on your grow equipment, like bug bombs and sprays can.
Also your plants will LOVE the Co2 high ecosystem. They will thrive.
HOW TO KILL SPIDER MITES WITH CO2 DIRECTIONS:
Ensure that your Room is sealed in addition as possible. Any leaks will rule to wasted carbon dioxide.
Set your Co2 ppm meter to 12,000 ppm. If your meter does not have that large of a range, you can do the math with a calculator here.
If your Co2 Meter will accept the settings, turn it on and walk away for 1 hour. I your meter wont accept the settings, Calculate the Co2 required to 15,000 ppm. This will allow for air leaks in the room. Turn on Generator for amount of time required by calculator.
When the 1 hour is up. Turn exhaust fans on BEFORE entering the grow room. Let these fans run for at the minimum 1/2 hour.
You can now go into the room.
Repeat in 5 days. This should solve your spider mite problem permanently.
A observe of advice about how to kill spider mites with Co2
Please use caution when using Co2 to kill spider mites. Carbon Dioxide will kill you if you are not careful. It is highly suggested that you have a friend help when doing this project. Make sure that only one person goes into the room at a time, just in case the Co2 level is higher than expected.
This gas will make you tired and fall asleep. Then you will DIE. If you start to feel tired while using this method you should closest go OUTSIDE. Breathe the fresh air.