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Fungas Gnats or Root Aphids?

Discussion in 'Bugs' started by Iwannagrodro, Nov 1, 2017.

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    Iwannagrodro

    Iwannagrodro Member

    [​IMG] Can someone please help me identify these pests? I have tried a combination of different things to try and get rid of them and not having much luck. Sorry not the best image, these things are tiny!
     
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    Fastslappy

    Fastslappy Well-Known Member

    That looks like a aphid ,
    Root aphids ,u in flower or veg ?
     
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    Iwannagrodro

    Iwannagrodro Member

    I'm in veg.... If i take cuts from everything and then treat them can I clone them or should I trash everything? Really Really don't wanna lose all my genetics!
     
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    Iwannagrodro

    Iwannagrodro Member

    Just my mothers are in soil (Roots Organic 707) and then I run everything else in rockwool cubes...
     
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    Fastslappy

    Fastslappy Well-Known Member

    U can spray the cuts with dormant oil to kill any eggs crawlers , use 1/2 strength
    Did u build your soil or buy bagged ?
     
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    Iwannagrodro

    Iwannagrodro Member

    I bought it bagged... Roots Organic
     
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    Fastslappy

    Fastslappy Well-Known Member

    Isolate mom's do a soil drench , I like orange oil for a drench for a kill down I call it
     
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    Fastslappy

    Fastslappy Well-Known Member

    Where u live ?
     
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    Iwannagrodro

    Iwannagrodro Member

    What do you recommend for dormant oil?

    I have: Azamax, Neam, Yellow Sticky strips going now....

    I heard Rosemary Oil works good?
     
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    Iwannagrodro

    Iwannagrodro Member

    I live in Maine
     
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    Fastslappy

    Fastslappy Well-Known Member

    It's called dormant oil , it's refined mineral oil organic
    I don't azamax , orange oil mixture is a kill on contact use 5% orange oil, 25%is iso alky 70% water then squirt of Dawn dish soap shake well.
     
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    Fastslappy

    Fastslappy Well-Known Member

    Amazon has pure orangel oil ,pressed from peels organic no additives much like virgin olive oil
     
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    Iwannagrodro

    Iwannagrodro Member

    So is the orange oil, iso, water mix different than the dormant oil? I should get both orange oil and dormant oil correct? Thanks for your help by the way!
     
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    Fastslappy

    Fastslappy Well-Known Member

    I'd bet u got em from the bagged soil , unless u have been swapping plants with friends
     
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    Iwannagrodro

    Iwannagrodro Member

    My guess is the soil too... I was using Sunshine Mix and didn't have any problems and then started noticing stuff flying around after switching to Roots Organic and thought they were fungas gnats but have not had much luck getting rid of them so started leaning more towards root aphids! ;/
     
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    Fastslappy

    Fastslappy Well-Known Member

    Yes , use multi approach ,once knocked down get some beni bugs from a vendor
    U might consider de-soiling the moms , wash roots start over in new soil
     
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    Fastslappy

    Fastslappy Well-Known Member

    Get soil mites ,rove beetles, nematodes when u re-soil
     
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    Iwannagrodro

    Iwannagrodro Member

    Would it be more effective to just take cuts from each and get rid of everything in soil?
     
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    Fastslappy

    Fastslappy Well-Known Member

    Yep
     
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    Iwannagrodro

    Iwannagrodro Member

    Still use both oils to treat cuts right?
     

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