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Weird Question

This is a discussion on Weird Question within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Here's a weird question... You know that on dendrobium canes (esp. older ones) there is ...

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    Here's a weird question...

    You know that on dendrobium canes (esp. older ones) there is this papery covering? Well, I'm just wondering if you need to do anything to it...like peel it off or something. That's because I see little black dots on the papery covering of my den. (Fungus? )

    BTW, I'm talking about the regular dens you see most commonly...

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    I get the same thing. I tear it off...so far no damage

    Anyone?

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    On Dens, I don't worry about peeling those, but it certainly doesn't hurt anything if you do peel them. On Cattleyas, I make sure they're peeled as soon as they're dry. Otherwise, the thick coverings make perfect places for scale to build up under, completely hidden and protected from casual insecticide spraying.

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    Sometimes these are really hard to peel off. They seem really stuck on. Any tips?

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    Spraying them with a mild dish soap - warm water solution softens them enough so they peel off easily. Or, use a mix of insecticidal oil and water. Both work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinderella
    Sometimes these are really hard to peel off. They seem really stuck on. Any tips?
    Warm soapy water and a soft toothbrush works wonders for me!

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