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Rusty edges

This is a discussion on Rusty edges within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Well it makes me feel better to know I am not alone! At least some ...

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    Well it makes me feel better to know I am not alone! At least some other good, diligent growers get the @%#$ mites too! Argh! Like Katie, I just decided to treat my whole collection -- which took FOREVER!

    Murgdan, Gin, Smartie, GiovannaD and jtlqh--good luck with your mites. May they all die speedy deaths having wreaked little havoc on your collections. Let me know if you find any particularly successful remedies.

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    I don't have any mites but I do a weekly mite check with the tissue . If I would see any suspect plants they would get Keltane .Mites are a member of the spider family a lot of sprays won't stop them , they also like low humidity . Gin

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    I sprayed my Ph. Lovely Kid with a general insecticide called "Reldan 2E EC" and seems that I've managed to control those damned mites.
    However I've become trigger-happy with the spray bottle whenever I see any sign of leaf damage, which is bad because it could be sth other than bugs.

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