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    there are tiny white pests on one of my nepenthes that look similar to fish ich. they wipe off easily. what are they? they do not form a webby nest of fuzz or anything.

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    Mealybugs - http://www.saferbrand.com/images/mealybug.gif. They're easy to control organically with oils/soap sprays.
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    i guess that could be it, but there is no fuzz everywhere, individual pests peppered over the plant.

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    how big?
    do they move or stay in one place?

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    they stay in place, and when provoked they don't move or jump.

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    Sounds like scale. are they hard?
    that makes no logic

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    Some mealies were on my Nep rafflesiana last year and they certainly weren't scattered across the leaves. They were all at the bases of mature leaves or hidden inside rolled up leaves-to-be. Scale is certainly a possibility, or maybe whiteflies.
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    it's not scale for sure.

    i sprayed the plant anyway.

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