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White worms

This is a discussion on White worms within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have an orchid {I am new at this so, I couldn't even tell you ...

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    I have an orchid {I am new at this so, I couldn't even tell you what kind, and I don't know if it even matters} and just recently it has small white worms. It is a potted plant and indoors [it would not like Wisconsin winters outdoors] and I have no idea what to do or why it has the worms. Suggestions, thoughts or any advice.

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    Post up a photo and let us take a look.

    Here is a link to some images of a few common varieties of orchids. Maybe it will help you identify what type orchid you have. WHAT TYPE ORCHID DO I HAVE

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    I have found it. . . it is a Oncidum.
    I had separated the one into three, this is the largest of them. It is located in my kitchen and some of the leaves are brown at the top. It gets plenty of water, and maybe too much.

    Thanks for the link, I will use that often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wegnerlax View Post
    I have found it. . . it is a Oncidum.
    I had separated the one into three, this is the largest of them. It is located in my kitchen and some of the leaves are brown at the top. It gets plenty of water, and maybe too much.

    Thanks for the link, I will use that often.

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    No worries, glad to help.

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    Sooo what's happening with the white worms??

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    We need to see a pic of the worms in order to be able to help you solve your problem.

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    The white worms are at the bottom of the pot and seem to gravitate toward the moisture in the resevoir tray for water. I will have to work on getting the photo of the worm.

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    'Spose the worms are larva of some fly or gnat?

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    many possibilities. There is even a stage of the earthworm where the are a white thread-like worm.

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    I haven't noticed any gnats or flies. They seem to die off after a few days or so. I will update the worm saga.

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