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    Quote Originally Posted by gill_za View Post
    Don't mealy bugs move veeeeeeeery slowly?
    Trust me, they weren't bugs.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mealybug

    For what its worth, and for the plants sake, don't reuse the soil. Why take the risk? Like others have said, pics are the key to proper pest ID. Without them, we can't really help you.

    Cutting it? I'd say no. If a plant is a weakened state, it is best to keep it as is and nurse it back to life, that is if the roots are still existent. Plants survive through tough times by nutrients stored in the stem and roots. If you cut a sick plant, you are denying it those few nutrients it has left. This would be a very last ditch effort to try and save the plant. Just my 2 cents.
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    Never, ever recycle soil/potting materials, especially if the previous "resident" had health issues and/or died! That is one solid rule you should never consider overlooking, just for the sake of re-using materials!

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    if you do reuse the soil ,i would microwave it good and hot to kill any bugs or germs

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    Definitely don't want to reuse the SOIL, but could I reuse the live sphag that is used as a top dressing? If so, how long would I have to let it sit in isolation? Would it not be a good idea to add that to my sphagnum cultures?

    Sadly, I have no pics of the pests because they are gone now...

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    If you have a picture of the plant that would be great. Id love to make some suggestions but right now there's no way of telling if I don't have pictures to judge.


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    It looks a lot worse now, but just so you can get an idea...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Whimgrinder View Post
    Never, ever recycle soil/potting materials, especially if the previous "resident" had health issues and/or died! That is one solid rule you should never consider overlooking, just for the sake of re-using materials!
    Really? Even if the plant is healthy and you want to move into a larger part, you shouldn't use the old soil?

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