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russet mites by Oliver Waffingtig - Wed, 13 Jun 2018 23:10:30 EST ID:uBY6Q3qf No.146058 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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russet mite discussion:
what to do about them?
how to prevent them?
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Priscilla Cuffingchetch - Thu, 14 Jun 2018 03:16:40 EST ID:NCtp+u6l No.146059 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Wettable sulfur once a week until flower, then switch to predator mites.
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Graham Dallerstock - Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:18:43 EST ID:B0kZyQRI No.146060 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>146059
I got my first signs about a week ago and started spraying diluted ethanol and citric acid every third day. Still to early to do say if its doing the trick, but I've killed mites with this mix before. Afterwards I use diatomaceous earth to keep any survivors at bay until resin formation starts, then i rinse off the DE because resin pretests the plant pretty nicely.
Have you used sulphur to combat russet mites successfully before?
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Sidney Turveydale - Fri, 15 Jun 2018 18:03:37 EST ID:NCtp+u6l No.146065 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>146060
I haven't had much luck with DE stemming russets at all... I'd rather let the local predators come in and eat.
Sulfur, when applied once a week, will knock out just about everything tiny or fungal.
There remains some question how much it affects the soil microbes, but I haven't noticed any real problems.
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Barnaby Gocklehatch - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:58:24 EST ID:uBY6Q3qf No.146076 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>146065
Thanks, one thing I noticed on my autos is that the ones that started showing resin really early seem to have protected themselves from mites very effectively, but the ones that were in veg or just starting to flower when warm weather started up got eaten pretty badly before I started spraying lemon ethanol on them and now they're recovering pretty nicely. So I think cannabis resin make it hard for the mites to eat and with that in mind I started spraying cannabis tincture with the lemon instead of just plain ethanol.
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Nigel Smallforth - Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:14:38 EST ID:NCtp+u6l No.146077 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>146076
Not quite. Russets actually EAT the trichomes.
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William Drammerwell - Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:14:59 EST ID:sDYSBE1+ No.146080 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Can I just take a moment to say FUCK HAWTHORN FLIES. FUCK INSECTS IN GENERAL.

Worthless faggots keep ruining all my plants with their greedy root-devouring worm babies. I'm tempted to switch to hydroponics, I get the idea that it'd be EASIER than plain dirt growing.
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Hugh Dobblebock - Thu, 21 Jun 2018 01:19:39 EST ID:NCtp+u6l No.146082 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>146080
Hawthorn flies lay eggs in fruit.
Fungus gnats?
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Priscilla Fandale - Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:26:34 EST ID:sDYSBE1+ No.146083 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>146082
Dilophus febrilis, their larvae eat at the roots.
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Ian Simmletit - Thu, 21 Jun 2018 07:29:05 EST ID:ol/Sob4l No.146084 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>146083
I noticed gnats only thrive in fresh peat
once composted they never show up again
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Priscilla Fandale - Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:10:25 EST ID:sDYSBE1+ No.146086 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>146084
Thanks for the tip, at this point I'm really just tempted to go hydroponic for various other reasons as well though.
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Hugh Dobblebock - Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:19:43 EST ID:NCtp+u6l No.146088 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>146083
Those aren't hawthorn flies, but regional naming conventions and all...
Have you tried throwing down a layer of sand over the surface?
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Ian Simmletit - Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:07:03 EST ID:ol/Sob4l No.146089 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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You can get yellow glue sheets, the flies are attracted to yellow get stuck and die
Or anything yellow coated with cooking oil
This wont help a peaked infestation but something for a new grow.
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Betsy Fammerford - Sat, 23 Jun 2018 08:38:38 EST ID:sDYSBE1+ No.146092 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>146088
At this point the internet can go suck a dick with everyone giving those little flying faggots a different name.

The sand's a good suggestion, actually. I was just thinking of something a little bigger that allows more water to seep through like those little volcanic rocks or perlite.
>>146089
I'll check if my local gardening store has these, it'd be nice to have in my house regardless of growing.

Either way, I invested in a small but complete hydroponics set just to test it out. If it's not to my liking I can always use the perlite I got as a growing substrate to cover up a pot of soil. But at least I can put 'experience with hydroponics' on my separate cannabis-themed resumé.
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Jack Snodhood - Sat, 23 Jun 2018 09:43:40 EST ID:ol/Sob4l No.146093 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>146092
Covering the soil wont help
The fly will seek out the bottom hole(s) and lay eggs there instead


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