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what eats phal leave?

This is a discussion on what eats phal leave? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Help needed to identify what eats phal leave. Today in the morning i noticed syrup ...

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    Default what eats phal leave?

    Help needed to identify what eats phal leave.
    Today in the morning i noticed syrup like drops on one of the phal (on both sides)
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    Than looking at the leave in bright light i revealed this
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    Syrup like drops do not correspond to the eaten pattern.

    In my other post PaphMadMan said it could be aphids. I looked for any type of insects to be present but did not find any.

    What could it be and how to treat from it?

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    I'm going to file this thread in my "For Future Reference" file. Hope to hear that alcohol is all you need to treat it. I always have IPA around.
    Best of luck, T

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    It looks like honeydew sap from soft scale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puppies2 View Post
    It looks like honeydew sap from soft scale.
    Except that i did not see any scale there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puppies2 View Post
    It looks like honeydew sap from soft scale.
    Except that i did not see any scale there.
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    Could be just "happy sap"--meaning the plant is getting enough light to produce plenty of sugars--the extra being secreted in sugary drops on the leaves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris1140 View Post
    Could be just "happy sap"--meaning the plant is getting enough light to produce plenty of sugars--the extra being secreted in sugary drops on the leaves.
    Happy leaves dont have those hallow tunnels like in second picture, which for some reason dissapered after application of isopropanol. You can see pictures of after treatment here:
    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...hl-leaves.html
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