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Strange growth/stuff on spike

This is a discussion on Strange growth/stuff on spike within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Today i noticed some strange stuff on the growing tip of spike. Unfortunately i my ...

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    Default Strange growth/stuff on spike

    Today i noticed some strange stuff on the growing tip of spike.
    Unfortunately i my camera was not able to get a picture of it which probably will make it very difficult to identify.
    I noticed a white "thing" while looking at one of my orchids today, and kind of rubbed it of without thinking about it.
    A second later realized " hey what the .. is this" and put it under a magnifying glass. It seems to be composed of a kind of white husk containing 2 bright yellow pods with 2 lobs (verry hard, could not crush with my finger nails). It does not seem to be part of the original plant but i have no idea what it could be.
    This particular phal. has been dropping some buds , but i contributed this to the recent chance in environment as i recently bought it.
    The whole thing is only 1-1.5 mm small and seems to definitely be vegetable, not some insect eggs or something.
    I'm pretty sure it was not there 2 day's ago, so it should be something growing pretty fast.
    Anybody has any idea?
    Gr. Erik

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    this is just a wild guess but it wounds like it's the pollen from a Phal flower.

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    is suggest wait for a day or two and if its still there post a picture then someone would be able to help.

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