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Yeah! It's Bud Worm Season. Pics

Discussion in 'Outdoor Growing' started by CrazyChester, Sep 11, 2008.

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    Kygiacomo

    Kygiacomo Well-Known Member

    usually if u find one there is more that u dont see..thats at least how its been with my outdoor girls..but i never have no issues till the buds get big,then the little bastards hide in there..i bought some BTK powder its 54% ktk..its called dipel dust..i usally start spraying around week 2 of flower on my ladies so i can get the bacteria in there in the nooks and crannys early on
     
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    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

    I took the seedling from my screen room to the patch. It was small enough I would have seen more. Didn't see any on any of the other seedlings. I've never seen them on seedlings before, but this is late start stuff.
     
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    jbcCT

    jbcCT Active Member

    I don't spray anything directly on my plants ever. This year, I treated my actual patch. Because I run outdoor pots I moved them several times and used Sevin & Cutter liquid, sprayer attached to garden hose, multiple treatments of patch and surrounding area. Stuff worked so well it killed all airborne mosquito. I can sit out at night, not a single bite. Amazing. All without spraying the plant.
     
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    Sir Napsalot

    Sir Napsalot Well-Known Member

    I keep a good watch on my shit



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    marcospartida

    marcospartida Active Member

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    marcospartida

    marcospartida Active Member

    Why not??mold?
     
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    Jimmy Verde

    Jimmy Verde Well-Known Member

    Yoooo wtf please tell me this not a bud worm
     

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    Chunky Stool

    Chunky Stool Well-Known Member

    You could use a decoy plant. Moths *love* laying eggs on mint plants! (Mites like basil.)
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    Sir Napsalot

    Sir Napsalot Well-Known Member

    Moth eggs- left alone they'd hatch out into many caterpillars
     
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    Sir Napsalot

    Sir Napsalot Well-Known Member

    That's one of the many species of "bud worms". Spray BT early in the morning
     
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    Jimmy Verde

    Jimmy Verde Well-Known Member

    Someone told me its more of a leaf then bud eater is this true
     
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    Sir Napsalot

    Sir Napsalot Well-Known Member

    Possibly- different species like different parts of the plant
     
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    Jimmy Verde

    Jimmy Verde Well-Known Member

    So I got inch worms? Not harmful?
     
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    rollitup

    rollitup Forum Admin Staff Member

    Yes, your picture is a little worm. They eat plant matter, so none are good to have.

    That worm has already eaten a bunch, so it is big enough for us to see. When they are tiny, they eat the inside of the bud. Then they get bigger and turn more green in color.

    BT is a beneficial bacteria so when mixed in water, you are spraying your plants with water mostly. I've never noticed that BT affected anything about the finished bud.

    Besides, I spray my plants with water before harvest anyway. Then let them dry and chop.

    :mrgreen:
     
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    Jimmy Verde

    Jimmy Verde Well-Known Member

    OH damn good looks I thought it was just a leaf eater didn't want to get bt for only find 2 on 12 plus plants but if u say it's a bud eater it's getting juiced
     
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    sh0x

    sh0x Active Member

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    sh0x

    sh0x Active Member

    Just my .02, use BT "when needed". When in need, use it every few days because eggs hatch between 4-10 days. When the caterpillar's eat the BT, they don't technically die right away. They get sick and can't eat anymore then eventually die. You may see them alive but not healthy after spraying. New eggs can be laid and can hatch after initial spraying, so monitor and continue spraying every few days until harvest (most likely). Moths typically lay eggs on the upper / biggest buds, but they can lay anywhere.

    BT needs to be sprayed when the sun is down. Early morning or evening are your best options.
     
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    Dreadfully dank dd

    Dreadfully dank dd Member

    What is BT? Im in my first grow, outdoor. How can you tell when you have bud worms?
     

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    Sir Napsalot

    Sir Napsalot Well-Known Member

    I've never found any eggs on buds, only on leaves and lower ones at that.
     
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    SageFromZen

    SageFromZen Member

    Little rat bastards are hitting my plants right now too. I've been out there every morning with the plastic tweasers picking them off and hacking away whats been contaminated. This morning threw me an added bonus feature because the marine layer started dumping a steady mist. So I brought em' in under the awning with the wheel barrow til it blew through. Sun came out so I put em back out again. Then I'm making eggs and hash browns and happen to glance out the kitchen window... it's misting again. Back under the awning.

    I can't win for losing today.
     

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