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Weird Bugs? on V. Sansai Blue

This is a discussion on Weird Bugs? on V. Sansai Blue within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Thanx all.....i'll let you all know how it comes along. Connie...

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    Thanx all.....i'll let you all know how it comes along.
    Connie

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    I don't know what that is but it is really "bugging" me! I have spent around 3 hours hoping to find a pic of this somewhere. If you discover what this is, please let us know. I'm not sure that I will be able to stop looking until the mystery is solved!!!

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    Those "seeds" are strange. Not only are they stuck to the leaves, they look like they were inserted into the leaves?
    Just to be safe, I would take a nail (or a drill) and punch holes into each one. If it is in fact bug eggs, then the holes will guarantee that they will never hatch.

    Or better yet, get a butane lighter and burn those suckers! Without burning the leaves of course.

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    If you could get a pic of one of the flat sides of those "seeds" in good light it may help with identification.

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    I went out today and tried again at removing them. I succeeded in removing all but three; the treatment with hydrogen peroxide must have helped. They had some kind of thing that seemed to be like a double cord that came out with them but didnt stay attached. The ones that broke open had a substance come out that looked like Neem oil. I punctured the intact ones and then trimmed off what would not come out easily. I sprayed with a toxic mix of bug stuff along with my scissors. Later i'll go clean my mess up.....and treat the cuts with cinnamon.
    If I ever get an answer i'll let you all know. It's a very good mystery....
    Thanks to all of you for your research and ideas....
    Connie

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    Ok. Without any knowledge of any of this area of the tree of life, I am going to go out on a limb and say it is the fruiting body of a fungus; perhaps of the Class Sordariomycetes. I was thinking something ergot-like. Who knows?

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    Sounds like aliens to me
    Cin

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    This is, quite possibly, the strangest thing I'd ever seen - but I truly believe that since they were black, it was a good idea to remove them from the plant- let us see some pictures after they were removed! This is very interesting indeed!

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    If you puncture one of them as John suggest, and it has liquid inside or is wet inside, then it most likely is some kind of egg. So strange...

    Cheers,
    BD

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    I think I've figured it out!
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