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Maybe they're a problem, Maybe not

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    Question Maybe they're a problem, Maybe not

    Are 1.5" long millipedes a danger to roots? There are a bunch of them in many of my pots.

    In my one paph. a white mold similar, if not identical to the white mold you find in piles of rotting leaves is all through the soil. The paph has just started a flower spike so I would just as soon delay repotting until after blooming.

    Is there a time in orchid growth cycles when Orthanex is contraindicated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark V
    Are 1.5" long millipedes a danger to roots? There are a bunch of them in many of my pots.

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    Well, If I found even tiny millipedes in my pots I'd be in a insecticidal frenzy, but I don't like most insects. As for the white mold, I would repot now, even though it is in bud. The flower could drain the last of the plants ability to deal with the mold/mealies/whatever. I've repotted plants in bud and they usually do fine.

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    If it is bark sounds like snow mold , you might be able to cut peroxcide with a 1/4 water and pour it thru . Straight peroxcide can be used but not sure if straight would harm the bloom . might be a fix until it is through blooming . It should kill the millipedes too . Gin

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    That does sound harsh, Gin. I have never heard anything like that before. But since I have heard only one tenth of one percent of what is standard orchid culture (probably less) I will burn some incense at my shrine to St. Patrick Starfish and give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark V View Post
    I will burn some incense at my shrine to St. Patrick Starfish and give it a try.

    Patrick Starfish for President!! didn't know he was catholic....

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    Ok...I had to do a Web search on that one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    Ok...I had to do a Web search on that one...

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    YOU DON"T KNOW SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS AND HIS CREW????? Where have you been living??? They are hysterical, and educational for adults, too!

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    I found out about the peroxcide on a forum of people that grow a certain type of plant ... think No. Ca. and hydroponics .. after it fizzes it reverts back to water . kills fungus knats too . No I am not a member of (that ) forum . G

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    I know who SpongeBob is. I even watched part of an episode once. I just don't know his ocean full of friends.

    Now South Park, I'm much better acquainted with...

    Omigod! They killed Kenny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gin View Post
    .. after it fizzes it reverts back to water . kills fungus knats too . G
    All true, It's just that smell makes it seem like it would be too chemically.

    Sponge Bob and his friends are a parody of who we really are.

    South Park characters are who we are afraid everyone else is.

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