little white specs crawling on plant!?!?!?

Discussion in 'Sick Plants and Problems' started by fido111, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. ok i just went to see my grow, and on one of my new clones there are these little white speck things crawling all over my baby, theres this fine kinda spider web to!! the plants is drooping a lot and im worried about her! what are they and what do i do?!?

    my setup is.....
    2-2.5 week old seedlings and 2- 1.5 or 2 week old clones in 50% soil 35% perlite and 15% compost

    3-23w cfls, 2-15w florotubes, and a 20w floro tube (119ws total)

    i have plans to put in my 400w HPS soon
  2. sounds like the dreaded spider mite.i would suggest biological controll such as introducing lady bugs or predator mites into your garden.get a 30x hand held microscope to look for infestations and eggs.i like to watch the predators devour the mites its like a battle field.
    keep your grow space as clean as possible with a 5%soloution of bleach,walls,floors, everywhere.if your growing in a carpeted room your gonna have a ongoing war.
    you could also check out some neem oil, read the directions.there are a lot of products on the market but i dont like using pesticide.
    good luck.
  3. yeah i just sprayed the plant with a 1 tablespoon of bleach in a gallon of water solution, i hope to god that works
  4. you sprayed your plants with bleach?tell me you didnt!!!you dont clean the plant with bleach you clean the environment.oh didnt
  5. "Solution - Early detection of spider mites, before damage is noticed, is VERY important. The tiny spider mites can be detected only by a full and thorough leaf inspection (on both sides of the leaf). If you find Spider Mites you must act fast and hit them hard with either a bleach solution (1 tablespoon of bleach to 1 gallon of 95F, pH balanced, water in a spray bottle.) or use a miticide with Abamectin <> or lindane <> in it. That seems to work best. There are insect predators <> that can help in providing some CONTROL but this does not mean 100% eradication and in a consumable crop that is what we are after. The predator mite can help to control them if chemical sprays are not your thing."

    your saying that doesnt meant spray the plants with it??? the water only had a tiny bit of bleach in it!!
  6. i would be scared to apply bleach to a plant,but i know nothing about doing it.let us know how it turns out.
  7. yeah and just to be sure i just rinsed off the leaves, i think itl be ok (at least i hope)

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