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    I went nuclear on my spider mite issue...used orthenex and neem oil alternating between them until I finally got them all.

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    I haven't been around much to look at my plants lately, (now that I have a REAL job I don't get to view my plants as often!) but my defense against it being spider mites is that none of my other plants are showing ANY similar symptoms, and they are all pack into a very small area. I have been using wal-mart brand RO water instead of distilled like I usually have, so that might be the case. When I get a chance I will look a little closer and see if I can find any pests. Updates soon!
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    Funny that you mention you're using the Wal-mart RO water as that's exactly what I was using. Then I bought a TDS meter and did a flush of the pot and tested the water coming out. It was around 240 ppm.

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    i would try a systemic pesticide, that has solved similar nep problems for me

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    I actually use plain old tap water. Last year I called the city and we average aboot 100ppm.
    Flushing is good but your problem seems to be a pest. Have you taken the plant to a local extension service of your local university? They will often microscope your plant just to find out themselves.
    Good growing, Jack
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