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    and here we go
    BOOM APHID

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clue View Post
    That must have been a lot of aphids then! I have never seen aphids do more than occasional damage. o.o
    I never had a problem at all.....then, when they came out of dormancy this year....BLAMO!

    My guess was that they were dormant in the pots.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy View Post
    ok, then.... did the aphids do that to those 2 blackening leaves?
    I don't know what it looked like before, so I couldn't tell you.

    Here is another shot: http://cpforums.org/gallery/d/32537-6/newvftwithbugs Like I said, most of the live ones jumped ship as I took it out of the bag... Glad I saw them through the bag so I didn't do that in the g/h. If you look you'll also see the white shells of all the baby aphids indicating there were a lot.

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    I say swish it around in some RO and kill 'em all. the air bubbles should pop.

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    This was a month ago dude... You don't think I've killed aphids by now? haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrowinOld View Post
    PS:As you yourself already brought up, there might be some people who are now going to avoid any future trades with you! I myself don't see this a big problem, as I have learned to check my plants, quarantine, and deal with the unexpected. It is experiences like this that new growers need, in order to become seasoned "professionals". Either learn from others (if you can figure out ahead of time, who really knows what they are talking about, and who is an idiot!), or learn from your own experiences.
    I wouldn't consider myself a new grower though, and that sucks that people won't consider trades with me anymore based on this bug bomb of an abomination. The problem literally was solved overnight, I repotted this and one other plant that was affected, sprayed new media, and it affected this and my Judith Finn, which I am not even fond of and I don't take any pictures of it.

    I found the ID tag in the box. It was taped to the inside. Way to go guys.

    All the gnats/mites/scale and whatever was potentially on the plants we're taken care of by "Green Light NEEM II" which is a mixture of organic pyrethrins (marigold based) and neem oil. I hadn't even thought the fungus gnats we're a problem until the slime trails showed up literally a couple hours after opening the box. I left sticky traps out and caught a few adults too, but everything from plant to soil is sprayed down.

    I'm sorry if this thread was counterproductive towards my interests. I really would have liked to trade with a bunch of you guys, but I guess that will have to wait. My experience with plants as a hobby in general is pretty expansive and I've only started growing CP's last year although with great success and I haven't lost a nep so far.

    PS, to those who've been PM'ing me about my maxsea usage and results, here is how my plants have been coming along. The Veitchii x Platychila, N x Miranda, and N. Gentle on the right have shown dramatic increases in growth. The N. Ventricosa has been growing these huge leaves for the last 5 nodes and the nodes are the most compact I've ever seen compared to earlier nodes. The Spect x Vent in lower middle of the black tray grew those three bigger and greener leaves. As far as pitcher to leaf size goes, it's all been proportional thank goodness. Also with my new bulbs, it's turned the Miranda pitchers almost black in color.

    Also, how awesome is the N. Sang I got from Andrew earlier this week? It's already working on it's first pitcher since Monday. Awesome.
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    Have you used the Green Light Neem II on everything with no detrimental effects? I thought about it, but then got scared that it might melt my plants and just went with the Neem concentrate to mix with RO gallons because I thought it would be safer (and I needed a whole lot more than that 1 bottle for the infestation I had last year!).

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