i've discovered scale on my odbrs today - i inspect everyone every day, mostly because they're all so new, i want to make sure i know what they look like normally, and today was the first day i saw it. four dark brown, little limpet like creatures, clinging to the underside of my odbrs.
i've read that paph and oncidium alliegnce (i spell quite poorly after a few drinks, it seems), are particularly vulnerable to scale. is it possible those spots were caused by scale? i'm not used to my plants getting sick, so i'm not so familar with bug trace-routes.
i've googled quite a bit, and there are plenty of pictures of scale and soft brown scale, but no pictures of the sort of havoc they play when they're not noticed right away.
and sadly, the spots have not gone away with the listerine, and seem to be spreading despite my best efforts. i'm tempted to toss it out, to preserve my cat and my other orchids. both my paphs have it, and now i'm starting to see spots on my other orchids -- which, i freely admit, is very likely to be a figment of my imagination at this point.
"the spots, the spots are everywhere!"