often i find spider webs on my rainbow skunk and yesterday i found a white spider on my plants and later that day found one bud to be completely covered in webs almost and had little black things in it, i cut it off and there are any more noticably in it. Is it wise to have move it to a spot with considerabley less light but no sign of spiders? Are these spider mites, or spiders? and most of all if spiders are not harmful as many have said in forums i read, then why are my buds covered in webs hahaha im in 5th week flowering about and i could really use some help
Without any pictures it's hard to know what you're dealing with. Spiders are actually your friends =) They eat the other bugs that would eat your plants. Of course, you don't want the spiders to get out of control, which they can - especially indoors. Also, you don't want to harbor any poisonous spiders. If I were you, I'd try and figure out what kind of spider it is exactly and then decide if you want to keep it. Just keep an eye on it and if it makes an egg sac, move it to an outside garden. The webs won't hurt your buds. Just make sure you clean them off before you smoke 'em.
If it's NOT a spider, get rid of it.
yea i also have spiders on my plants too. i leave them because they eat the bugs on my plants. they make webs connecting to each of my plants like little highways but when the webs get too big i just pick them off.
no those are spider mites if theyre really little and only web on buds mainly,,,,and if you see white frost and harm being don to your plant theyre a pest
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spiders are good to have but what you said about little black things in the web? that's a for sure sign of spider "mites" i would look into getting something for it a.s.a.p. Not sure what tho since your already budding.
If you have white stippling or white dots/spots like the size of sand on top of leaves then u c bugs under the leaves. That sounds just like spider mights. I looked at my outdoor yesterday to find them on my plants. Those bastards dont pay rent and they destroy my propoerty so i killed them off with Fox Farms Dont Bug Me spray and AZAMAX. Working for me. Just try to control them there hard to kill outdoors.
alright thanks for the advice people i believe it is spider mites, but i also have what i think are leaf hoppers any suggestions on those? im also going to pick up a bag of lady bugs for the mites, im too late in flowering for neem or any sprays i think, also does any one know how to more efficiently remove the little black things, soaking the buds works a bit buts not too well and i worry about damaging the trichomes and other than that i pluck out like 30 a day
When your plants are budding and you have spidermites,
try and remove as much web as possible
take a q-tip dipped in alcohol and dab around the area
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