After discovering that my N. sibuyanensis x burkeii has thripes I spent a couple of hours to see what others use to get rid of them and only came up with one fairly consistant answer, to use a systemic insecticide. I saw orthene mentioned most so my plan is to apply it to all of the Neps according to the instructions on the can. Is this eBay auction what I should use, if not point me to the correct one? http://www.ebay.com/itm/271013754242...84.m1436.l2649
I unpotted the four plants I found thripes on and dipped and sloshed the entire plants in a dish soap and warm water solution and after waiting a few minutes rinced thoroughly before repotting into fresh medium. The source of the infection, sibuyanensis, has two growth nodes on the stem below ground so I removed the entire plant above that point and discarded it. The foliage was so badly damaged that the plant no doubt was attempting to create offshoots, pretty neat how nature works it's magic.