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Help,Sick Catts

This is a discussion on Help,Sick Catts within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I just went out this AM and found the new growth on 3 of my ...

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    I just went out this AM and found the new growth on 3 of my catts looking like this. Is it curable? I don't know if it is fungal of viral. We have had 4+" of rain in the last week. Maybe it is too much water??
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    My vote it definitely fungal. I would get your favorite fungicide and go to work!

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    water and temps too cool are the cause of you cats problem

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    ditto to what everyone said... we've had a fair bit of rain here too and I've had that happen to one of my mini-catts... and it is always the new growth with the sheath... grrrr....

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    sometimes the sheaths turn black (as in your later photos). that can be perfectly normal. the first pic shows a decidedly abnormal new growth, as they said, probably a nasty fungus.

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    Thanks All for the input. I have trimmed and sprayed the sick babies and rearranged them to get more air. We will see. Have had lots of rain but the temps have been warm I think that it must be the humidity. Will keep a closer eye on things from now on.
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    Cin, do you grow your catts outdoors in plastic pots with natural rainfall watering? What kind of light do they get? My climate is similar to yours and I have five young catts.
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    They are in part-bright sun in the outer edge of a lathe house with natural rainfall or a hose spray, depending on the weather. There is a good amount of air circulation if we have a breeze, which is most of the time. Nobody gets babied in this household. As for plastic or clay it is about 50-50%. I have found that bark is a bit heavy in all of the rain and have switched over to lava/charcol, so far so good.
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