Help ID'ing something on my plants? (Pics)

Discussion in 'Marijuana Plant Problems' started by phusionsa, Jun 6, 2010.

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    phusionsa

    phusionsa Active Member

    Hey RIU...So, I am checking things out today...
    I notice some oddity's on a few of my plants. Almost amber protrusions (some dark, some ale colored) on the stems. Does not appear anything is eating the leaves.
    Before I go head long into this, I wanted to get other's input. Do I have a pest / plant problem?
    These plants are two weeks into flower. I have had a time with heat and humidity this year, but am slowly getting all that under control (trying NOT to overdue the de-humidifier too quickly).

    Would you ming taking a look and see if the pics are good enough to warrant an opinion?
    If not, I'll trim a leaf/stem with this characteristic and get some better pics.

    Thanks in advance!

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    sickstoner

    sickstoner Well-Known Member

    its soon but my guess is male with no white hairs starting it looks dim man
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    robert 14617

    robert 14617 Well-Known Member

    [​IMG] Figure 10. Chrysanthemum aphids.

    Management. Since aphids are exposed on the plant, periodic washing with water and contact sprays of insecticides is effective. However, most aphids adapted to greenhouse culture, particularly the green peach aphid, are highly resistant to insecticides due to long-term exposure. Imidacloprid is particularly effective for aphids. Insecticidal soaps and pyrethroid insecticides may also be effective.

    Biological controls for aphids have had modest success at best. Some aphids are best controlled by a small predator midge, Cecidomyiia aphidomyza. Mass releases of green lacewing eggs, which hatch into larvae that prey on aphids and many other insects, can also be effective.
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    looks like these aphids
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    phusionsa

    phusionsa Active Member

    Nah, it's female. I got rid of all the males approx 8 days ago. I can take a few more pics...Def female as it's flowering along nicely.
    I did not experience these "dots" last year, even on two hermi's I had. Gonna take a few more pics..Check back in 10 minutes bro?
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    phusionsa

    phusionsa Active Member

    Hoping this is a little clearer....

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    sickstoner

    sickstoner Well-Known Member

    I don't think it's anything to worry about.
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    phusionsa

    phusionsa Active Member

    Let me ask this, when I use my loupe, what could I look for? If I remove one, would an aphid be "hard" or "squishy"? This is my first potential "pest" problem, so I am in un-charted waters here...Does not look like too great an outbreak yet; so I am hoping this is solvable or at least managable during my grow.
    To give some background as well. I have had heat/humidity problems. Twice the plants soil was drier than I would have liked due to de-humidifier working over time. I am very light on flowering nutes still and my PH when watering is 6.2-6.5. They get watered every 2-3 days depending on dryness of the soil and only nuted every third watering.
    No sodium in my water.
    Thanks for the input thus far!!!
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    phusionsa

    phusionsa Active Member

    "I don't think it's anything to worry about."

    Hopefully not..My second grow and I cannot recall if I witnessed this last year or not. Hopefully just still a n00b grower and this is something normal based on what the plants ave gone through the past five days or so.
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    phusionsa

    phusionsa Active Member

    Trying for better close up. Can't take a pic "through my loupe"...just won't work. Bottle Cap in the pic for size reference. I can't see any damn leg's on this thing.
    Last couple pics..Whatever the thing is, I just tried crushing one with the back side of a bic pen..The thing is hard as hell and when it did finally break, it's almost crystalline. No visible signs of any "fluid"...
    Best pics I could get with my camera.

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    phusionsa

    phusionsa Active Member

    I can't find squat on google about this (must not be asking the soothsayer the question right ;-) ). I'm going to monitor for the next day or two and see if there is any "spread". Additionally, I might wind up snippy a leaf (well, the leaf's stem) and taking a trip down the the local grow shop..See what those guys think (no leaf mind you, just a very small snippet of the stem)...That is if the damn "dots" will stay attached; they seem to come off fairly easy.

    Going to let this thread sit for a bit and bump it later tonight. Thanks sickstoner and robert 14617...cross referenced this to my journal.
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    Creek

    Creek Active Member

    I had the same thing on a diesel plant. Was like amber almost very hard and would crush and was definatly a cystaline structure. I had NO problems with the plant and had NO pests. I to suffered from high heat and humidy for the first 2 weeks of flowering. I had them on the main stems only not on the leaves at all
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    phusionsa

    phusionsa Active Member

    NOTHING on the leaves. Only stems. Did you ever find out what it was?
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    phusionsa

    phusionsa Active Member

    I should note too; interesting catch with the diesel reference. I will have to check the plants tomorrow and let you all know what strains are having this (non?)-issue..
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    Creek

    Creek Active Member

    I never found out what it was. Thought it was just something that the plant secreted and it tried like sap.
    Never found out what it was plants came out perfect too.
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    phusionsa

    phusionsa Active Member

    We can't be the only ones this has happened to. Did your leaves ever turn at all? Mine are looking good thus far. Usual yellowing (very, VERY) tips on the lower leaves when going into full bore flowering is all...
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    tman42

    tman42 Well-Known Member

    Hey phusionsa, I have had that same thing appear before. I don't remember any specifics as in conditions but I noticed it once before and picked it off to see what it was. Same as yours and I did not have any ill effects on my plants from this and still have the unknown strain going that I found it on. Haven't noticed it since but I thought I would let you know your not alone. And Creek, I too thought it was just some sort of sap the plant was secreting. I wouldn't worry about it unless it's everywhere and on all plants or affecting them in any way. Good luck
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    jack the beanstalk

    jack the beanstalk Active Member

    You should smoke it.
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    phusionsa

    phusionsa Active Member

    Thank you for taking the time to write. I appreciate it. I'm going to just keep an eye on it and see what happens for now. (Try not to over-react)
    Day or so will tell I guess.
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    phusionsa

    phusionsa Active Member

    You're an idiot. What if someone finds this post via a google spider?
    DO NOT SMOKE IT!!!

    /asshole.
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    GrizzlyAdams

    GrizzlyAdams Well-Known Member

    Sup. Do they move around or stay still?

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