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    Mikei - What's wrong?

    I've had this plant for going on 5 months now. It was in great shape when I got it - healthy, 3 large pitchers. It went through a real shock after receiving it. In fact, it's never recovered, and is actually gradually getting worse. I'm stumped, as all my other neps, in the same conditions, are doing fine. It's leaves are getting smaller, it's growing exceedingly slow, ie 1 leaf per 6 weeks, and now they are forming deformed and the leaves are getting purplish spots and pits in them. Also, the new leaves are curling under as you can see. So - here are some pics. I used a closeup macro shot to see if it picked up anything I couldn't see, and it did. There are little dots on the new growth, I tried my best to enlarge them, but still couldn't tell what they are. I couldn't see anything moving.

    After searching around, I'm suspecting mites. The soil mix is 1/3 orchid bard, 1/3 coco husk, 1/3 peat. I let it dry between watering. Humidity is normally around 50%, and it gets 4 hours direct sun per day, another 3 indirect, and then 4 more hours of flourescent. THere is a ramispina in the same pot next to this plant which is doing fine, and I've read that mites can be invasive so I'm really worried now. Help!






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    oh lordy. that looks like spider mites!! treat with a good miticide and youll be ok. use it as instucted because the mites can develop a resistance.
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    thats terrifying... good luck with that.. let us know what happens

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    try submerging your mikeii in water for ~3 days...does wonders for me without all the worry of pesticides...
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    eep! spider mites! **hides**
    submerge a nep? hmm
    miticide is easier i think.
    plus, you dont have to worry about it rotting >_<

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    AHHHHHHHH! The horror! Dunk that motha!

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    unless its been done with highlanders before....i would suggest against drowning it for the fear of root rot. the eggs can lay dormant for a while if need be also. keep with the systemic miticide.
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    Well crap. Sounds like my worst fear has come true. So far, none of the other plants show any signs of mites - hopefully I can isolate it in time.

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