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I am currently going thru my first grow in a 4x4 tent with 8 plants starting from seedlings. ...
Clone with spider mites ?
I am currently going thru my first grow in a 4x4 tent with 8 plants starting from seedlings. Today I stopped by a dispensary that at the time had clones and I decided to add a new lady to the grow. The clone supposedly is "Jack Herer x G13". I really did not inspect the cutting before purchasing it " I was too excited that I bought an 8th of UK Cheese and Super Lemon Haze" but once I got home before I put it in the tent I inspected it and found these tiny white spots / discolorations. I was searching for different nutrient deficiency's and pests online and the closest symptoms that I have come upon would be spider mites. I have really searched the cutting carefully and have not found any critters but don't want to infest my other ladies until RIU lets me know whats up with these discolorations.
Attached are some closeups of the discoloration.
JACK HERER X G13 TOP CLOSEUP.jpg
Thank you RIU!
You can dip your clones in a solution of soapwater. A TBS of dishsoap in a gallon of water. Just turn the clone upside down and dunk it in right until the rockwool.
Or if you like buying things, you can get something like azamax.
I sprayed the clone down with a very diluted dish soap / water solution. So you would say those are "symptoms" of spider mites? Makes me sad for buying the clone, makes me happy for diagnosing it corretly. hehe
Originally Posted by Clown Baby
i always put them infected clone in a box with a NO PEST STRIP and seal the box for 24 hr. after hold them upside down and wash them dead mite and eggs off with very light dish soup water. you can get no pest strip in home depot for $8 last for months. hang couple in your tent also
u should see little mites and eggs in back of them leaves. u washed them already but u might still see some. they stick to back of them leaves like glue!
I just whipped up some CFL's and stuck them in a cardboard box and just soak them in dish soap solution and see how it evolves. Still haven't found any spider mites or what not.
Originally Posted by Chopsticks33
Tomorrow I'll probably dip the cutting completely into some dish soap water and then judge if I should put it in the tent with the other ladies.
Bro i see no evidence of spidermites on that clone and it looks healthy. Stop the sprays or you will stunt/kill it.
Originally Posted by indicantonio
I like to mix the dawn soap in a spray bottle and make sure there is a soapy,bubbly,lathered up good type of thing going on.Till it looks like a kids bubble blowing soap mixture
Originally Posted by *BUDS
spots in the first pic look like spidermites. That's the trouble with dispensary clones. 75% of them are going to have something wrong with them, be it PM, mites, etc. Not all dispensaries know how to grow, but they will all be willing to sell clones if it puts more money in their pockets.
I even treat my in-house clones with an azamax dip, just as a preventative procedure. Soap solutions are generally safe and will definitely do less damage than unknowingly putting an infected clone in with the rest of your crop, IMO
Thanks for the advice, I don't know if these close ups will help.
SUPER CLOSE UP.jpg
SUPER CLOSE UP 2.jpg
I still have it under "quarantine" under some CFL's.