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    I think I have these little buggers. I was watering my plants one morning when I saw a light layer of what looked like a fine webbing on the surface of the moss/perlite mixture of one of my pots. What recommendations do you have to ged rid of these little punks? They're eating my poor plants and I want it to stop. Help? Pesticides?

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    Orthene maybe?

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    Spider mites will be found on the upper most portions of your plants. any webbing on the soil serface is not from spidermites. If you have a hand lens, spider mites are typically tan with two red spots (two-spotted mites) or red in color. The best product I have used for spider mites is AVID. If AVID is unavailible in your area, go to a good greenhouse/garden center and look for somthing labled as a miticide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Steve L @ June 15 2004,9:17)]Spider mites will be found on the upper most portions of your plants. any webbing on the soil serface is not from spidermites. If you have a hand lens, spider mites are typically tan with two red spots (two-spotted mites) or red in color. The best product I have used for spider mites is AVID. If AVID is unavailible in your area, go to a good greenhouse/garden center and look for somthing labled as a miticide.

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    wait a second... they are often seen at the growing point, too!

    sevin-5 got rid of them overnight for me [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Spectabilis73 @ June 15 2004,12:02)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Steve L @ June 15 2004,9:17)]Spider mites will be found on the upper most portions of your plants. any webbing on the soil serface is not from spidermites. If you have a hand lens, spider mites are typically tan with two red spots (two-spotted mites) or red in color. The best product I have used for spider mites is AVID. If AVID is unavailible in your area, go to a good greenhouse/garden center and look for somthing labled as a miticide.

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    wait a second... they are often seen at the growing point, too!

    sevin-5 got rid of them overnight for me [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    Uh, Spec, Isn't the growing point on the upper most portion of the plant? It is definatly not on the soil surface. Well, except small/young plants... Or those ones that run allong the soil surface.... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    on a VFT? uh, no [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] for VFTs they are at the soil surface

    DUMMY! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Spectabilis73 @ June 16 2004,11:43)]on a VFT? uh, no [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] for VFTs they are at the soil surface

    DUMMY! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
    Dude, didn't I say "Well, except small/young plants..." So, a VFT would be one of the "Small" plants I was refering to.

    Becides, most people can tell all by themselves if the bugs or webbings are ON the plant or ON the soil surface...
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (adnedarn @ June 16 2004,10:46)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Spectabilis73 @ June 16 2004,11:43)]on a VFT? uh, no [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] for VFTs they are at the soil surface

    DUMMY! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
    Dude, didn't I say "Well, except small/young plants..." So, a VFT would be one of the "Small" plants I was refering to.

    Becides, most people can tell all by themselves if the bugs or webbings are ON the plant or ON the soil surface...
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    lol j/k

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