White hairy mold and tiny white bugs.

Discussion in 'Marijuana Plant Problems' started by Dpad, Mar 29, 2010.

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    Dpad

    Dpad Member

    Checked on plants just now and there is a small amount of white fluffy mold growing on the top of the soil. I picked a chunk of soil up with this mold on and noticed a tiny white insect moving around, what should I do, is it a problem? I'm going to remove the top layer of soil until there's no more mold but will there be any future problems? Close to harvesting so really hope this won't ruin anything.
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    Dpad

    Dpad Member

    Also I forgot to mention, it's happening because I put chopped banana peel on the soil because I read this can increase potassium which I figured would help budding, so I suppose it's the banana peel rotting, isn't this a good thing? No idea where the small white insects came from though.
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    sickstoner

    sickstoner Well-Known Member

    take out the mold as carfuly as you can once the spores get around it will spread easy. i would let the soil try out 100% to kill the bugs but just enough not to stress the plants out. what kind of soil is it and how far into your grow are you? if you just started change as much soil as you can will new if not try doing the top layer thing you mentioned good luck dude
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    sickstoner

    sickstoner Well-Known Member

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, fungus brings fungus gnats witch eat your roots! get some plant food for added nutes and read up more about things. and before you try something ask about it on here saves you alot of time. DAMN banana peals that sucks:spew:
    shoot the messenger if anything the peals go into compost not right into the plant.
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    Dpad

    Dpad Member

    I'm 11 weeks from seed, I've removed the top layer of soil and won't water for some time, Humidity in the grow room is low and it only appeared today.
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    Rusty Crutch

    Rusty Crutch Well-Known Member

    Banana's carry fruit flies and other bugs in the ends of them as they usually come from bug infested tropic areas. I would keep them away from your plants all together. Try using some proper nutrients on them instead of things out of the cupboard. Plants go ape shit when you give them the right stuff.
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    sickstoner

    sickstoner Well-Known Member

    thats good but it may keep comming back fungus spores are like that sorry if i came off rude before but that will kill your plant in a matter of day if let out of control . remember there is no stupid question just stupid people on here with GOD complexes and think they are goods gift to growing but no matter how small the question is ask it, someone will answer and if not post it somewhere else and good luck really we are all here for one thing to get high !!!
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    Dpad

    Dpad Member

    Soo, I'm finished? Or will I be okay for another week so the buds fatten up?

    Please rescue me with all thou knowledge!

    I'll shoot myself as well.:wall:
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    sickstoner

    sickstoner Well-Known Member

    just keep an eye on it if it gets worse then get what you vcan from it if you can fix the problem then your fine. just clean your grow room of all spores before you grow again. only time will tell if it's fucked
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    Dpad

    Dpad Member

    After having a look on the internet I think I also have a Sciarid fly problem or more to the point it's larvae in my soil. Any suggestions on removing this pest?
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    sickstoner

    sickstoner Well-Known Member

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