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    See all them tiny little specks that look like dust all over the trap and on the webs? Those are the mites! Get a hand lense and you will see them clearly. If you watch long enough you will see them moving around.

    If they are on one trap to that extent you can be sure they are elsewhere. They usually hang out on the leaf blade undersides, with the older leaves being more heavily infested than the younger, so be sure to examine the rest of your plants with your hand lense.
    Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?

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    Are there any pesticides that I could use to take care of these and get locally, like at say Fred Meyer or Walmart? I'm hesitant to just try any old bug spray.

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    I love the drastic change of the thread.

    I believe that neem oil and orthenex are pesticides that are safe for CPs.
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    I'll will inspect the trap closely however I did not see any though, I was not hunting for that red spider, I do have very very good eye sight so I am sure I'll see them if they are there!.

    Noddy

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    I am quite puzzled as to why you are not seeing them in the photo, because I see dozens.... We are looking at the same photo, no?

    I look forward to your report Mr. Bond
    Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?

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    i do not see them as spider mites
    quite often i see webs like this in between the lobes of my flytraps, belonging to newborn spiders
    and as it is that time of the year
    it is completely possible that what you are seeing is the abandoned web of a baby spider of some sorts
    the white specs could easily be dust or just the sticky adhesive left from the spider
    or the dried corpses of near-microscopic invertebrates.

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    Dude Noddy I got it the first time and i thought it was pretty funny. the more successfull pesticides Iv'e been told about are orthonex and neem oil. neem oil sounds like a less hardcore but healthier method to the orthene. do spider mites actually make webs though?

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    I dont think its spider mites..
    I think its a "normal" spider..

    those specks dont look like spider mites to me..looks like just specks of dust/dirt in the spider web..
    and it doesnt look like spider mite webbing..
    spider mite webs are usually much smaller and "finer" than that..
    here are a few spider mite webbing pics:

    http://www.inra.fr/hyppz/IMAGES/7033192.jpg

    http://www.bonnieplants.com/Portals/...itesweb_lg.jpg

    If it is spider mites, you will know soon enough because it will spread to the whole plant,
    and the small webs will be all over the plant, not just in the trap..

    if its just one normal spider, the webbing will probably stay in that one trap, and not spread..
    you should also be able to see the spider making the web, if he is still around..

    personally, I wouldnt spray..if its just one spider, he will do no harm to the plant..

    Scot

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