Umm...so yeah I saw some white powdery looking splotches on all of the plant in my mini bog. Is it fungus? What should I do? I'll post pics soon.
It's a type of mold. It could be bad, or it could not be bad. If your plants don't look like they're showing any reaction to it, i.e. no collapsing or wilted leaves, then it should be okay. The mold only eats dead stuff, and it shows your plants have some dead tissue and that it's surviving off of it. If your plants look bad, grow them as well as you can, but keep an eye on them.
sounds more like powdery mildew to me.. but tough to say for sure without pics.
Treat with a Bonide SULFUR based fungicide. Avoid the Bonide Copper based fungicides.. I learned the hard way that that stuff kills plants faster than the mildew.
OK I went out and took some pics five minutes ago.
to an untrained eye it would look a bit like pollen. it's not really filmy...its more like cotton candy if i had to choose one. Its mostly on live tissue though. diagnosis?
edit* is it possible that it is pollen? I took another look, and the specks seem to be all over the plants and the medium.
Definitely NOT powdery mildew.. Don't think it's mealys either.
If those specks are moving, then it's most likely aphids.
Ohhh... So it's more like "white tiny specks of death." Got it. As Maiden has stated, if the specks are moving then they're probably aphids. Just because they don't look alive doesn't mean they aren't. Scale doesn't look alive. Anyhow, I think Maiden is right and that they are aphids.