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    Oh the humanity! Those white things are a Hawaiian scale - and they are a nightmare. Honestly, my advice is to burn the plant. Seriously.

    Otherwise, do what vraev says, though I'd do it every seven days for 3 weeks.

    Gah, it makes me shudder....
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    dude the reaction in these last two posts have given me the heeby jeebies over these things...

    I'm not envious of your position...

    Good luck.

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    OH, wow, somehow i completely overlooked them, are they really small? and if their not how come i dont see them on any of my other plants, that that plant was with? I recieved it as an extra from an ebay seller because the orginal plant he sent the grow tip broke

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    Dustin, I would take a close look at all your plants. Particularly those that were closest to the affected plant before it was removed. If it was only for a brief period then perhaps they didn't spread. But it may also take some time for them to reappear if they did migrate..
    You may not spot them so easily if there are only a few around and they may not be in such highly visible places initially.

    As for the whitefly/scale question.. I can't find any deffinative answer. They were ID'd by Florida Ag as whitefly according to a commercial grower there. Apparently whitefly and scale are quite closely related so who knows.. Regardless, they are a nasty pest and will do alot of damage to the plant and they spread easily as well as getting into all parts of the plant. So you deffinately need to use multiple treatments and preferably some sort of systemic to be sure you erradicate them where you can't see them. Although I am with Caps on this one.. if it's nothing special and it's isolated then perhaps burning it might be simpler!

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    i did a lookover all my plants that may have been in contact with that plant, and none of them seem to have anything, unless they are real small and im not seeing them.

    should i send him a message about it? the purchase was nov. 9, 09

    i sent a message to him ill post what he said...

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    I have never had to deal with them so can't say from experience how easy they are to spot. From the photos though they look fairly visible once the population is large enough.

    Up to you if you contact the seller. Might want to let him know he may have a pest problem that needs treating.
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    all i have at the moment is neem oil, so ill try to get a treatment of it on all my plants today. i contacted the seller to let him know and see if he has delt with the pest before to see if they had any advice

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    It looks like Asian Cycad Scale, aka Aulacaspis yasumatsui. This pest was originally brought into Miami in 1992 in a plant shipment. Since then it has spread throughout the southern states.

    Here is a link: http://www.plantapalm.com/vce/hortic...cycadscale.htm

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