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Root Aphids...cut Ties Or...

Discussion in 'General Indoor Growing' started by Mtnjam92, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. Hey everyone, sk just noticing some root aphids after I turned my lights off for bloom 3 days ago. Is fighting them through all of flower logical? Should I just cut ties and clean the room and get some new clones in there? Thanks for any advice!
     
  2. If you flipped 3 days ago I suggest you put them back in veg and sort the problem out. Caps bennies - OG Bio War is the product you want to use as it definitely works for root aphids. Once you get rid of the pests flip them to flower. I wouldn't flower them out knowing I have a pest problem, especially in the root zone as you'll be chasing your tail and reap a very poor harvest.
     
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  3. Thanks for the reply! So my only dilemma Is they are pretty big and if I let them go much longer they are going to outgrow my space. Should I just throw a couple t5's in there until its sorted out?
     
  4. CrimsonEcho

    CrimsonEcho Premium Member Supporter

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    Can you put up some pics of the creatures you see? Do you see any damage on plants?
     
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  5. Yeah I will go snag some pictures in a little bit, I was wondering if they were maybe baby fungus gnats. In northern california right below oregon, seen tons and tons of root aphids this year, everyone seemed to just be dealing with then but could not get rid of them. I honestly get the feeling it's in most of the new soils and pro mixes from any stores. Pretty bummed.
     
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  6. Are you sure they are root aphids? Most healthy soil has many types of soil mites.
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  7. I am not sure no, I have a usb microscope, when the lights come on in an hour I will go and capture the little bastards and post a picture.
     
  8. Ir can be hard to tell but if they move quickly and are not clustered around the root ball they probably aren't root aphids. i hope for your sake they aren't. Here is a few photos to help but if they are infested around the roots and feeding, that sucks

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  9. 1diesel1

    1diesel1 Moderator Staff Member

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    They look anything like this? Yellowish green in color? 0484BC72-1579-48B9-AAE9-5161A4945BF9.png
     
  10. You got root aphids on your foliage? You got some fucked up roots right there!
     
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  11. 1diesel1

    1diesel1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Ya sure about that?
     
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  12. Dunno

    Are you?

    Root aphids? Ring a bell. Root? Like Root pack?
     
  13. 1diesel1

    1diesel1 Moderator Staff Member

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    ya did not answer my questions?
     
  14. 1diesel1

    1diesel1 Moderator Staff Member

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    How do the Benicial microbes in OG BioWare kill aphids? Pretty simple question.
     
  15. 1diesel1

    1diesel1 Moderator Staff Member

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    All rite so you don’t have an answer and are just waisting peeps time.
     
  16. 1diesel1

    1diesel1 Moderator Staff Member

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    The aphids that you see in my pick are a green aphid if you would have paid attention to my prior question to the author here. They are flyers they do not burogh into the soil google if you want more info. The females give birth on the leaves and produce extremely quickly. Smart guy! I’ve already lost 2 plants to these fuckers.
     


  17. Adult root apids are fliers too if you didn't know that. That's how they move from root ball to root ball.
     
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  18. 1diesel1

    1diesel1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Ok, bro you need to mellow out with your attitude. I can see your deleted posts. And yes, I no that because I have had root aphids in the past. You seem very confrontational and that’s not a good thing for you and The Farm. Understand?
     
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  19. Beauvaria bassiana is what will kill root aphids and other arthropods like aphids and whiteflies. It is a cordicypt fungus and turns them into zombies until it consumes them.
     
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