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The Year of the Plague

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It started with mites. I got rid of them by physically removing them with water. Then the hot streak hit and the root rot set in. I got rid of that with peroxide and beneficial bacteria and now I'm getting spots on my Green Crack and Violator Kush.

I'm thinking maybe a nutritional deficiency caused by the root rot. Any ideas?

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Hello everyone 

 Wild Bill are you doing Dirt or Hydro ? If Hydro its PH and if dirt and all you leaves look like that one i would clone and start over 

 

It's my own opinion 

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I'm running bubble buckets. PH is 6.1.

I cut back on the nutes during the root rot so I don't think it's burn. It does look like bugs but I've inspected the leaves under a microscope and don't see any bugs or eggs. Maybe some insect other than mites that doesn't stay on the plant.

I'm really at a loss.

 

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Do you have a 60x microscope? It may be rust mites or broad mites. They are incredibly tiny and suction the life out of your plants. They live on the tops of leaves, not the bottom like spider mites. You cannot see with the naked eye like spider mites.

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Could just be stress. I'd be stressed after all that.

Wasn't aware of those types of mites. I'll take a closer look.

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I think I'm going to throw all the plants into flower and try to salvage any I can. Then do another heavy disinfection of the room and the entire system and start fresh from seed.

Sometimes it's best to walk away and minimize your loses.

Thanks to everyone for the input.

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17 hours ago, Wild Bill said:

Could just be stress. I'd be stressed after all that.

Wasn't aware of those types of mites. I'll take a closer look.

I agree never heard of those kinds of mite's 

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13 minutes ago, bobandtorey said:

I agree never heard of those kinds of mite's 

You are lucky. They are very nasty. The only thing worse for the health of the plants, in my experience, is powdery mildew, but that is easy to spot. People struggle for a long time with rust mites and broad mites before figuring out that they have bugs. It looks like a confusing nutrient deficiency that slowly walks the plants to death's door.

I don't think they are native, so unless you have taken in some clones, it probably isn't rust mites or broad mites.

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Awhile back I had something on top of leaves that were really small. Only way to see them was with scope.

They were only on one plant and it got destroyed. All other plants were fine.

I did try to treat the plant, but no luck. Bugs would come right back.

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I haven't had time to deal with the plants for a couple of days. When I went to dispose of them today they appear to be recovering. The Green Crack and Violator Kush both have new growth with no spots on them. The White Widow never looked as bad as the others but was recently re-vegged so it still looks a little odd anyway. I'll give them some time and see how it goes. I'm hoping that it was just stress and they just needed a rest.

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I ended up saving one Green Crack plant about 1 1/2 foot tall and one rooted cutting. The plant is in flower and the cutting is growing in soil. The problem appears to be system wide so until I can get things reorganized I'm just going to grow in soil.

Going with Blueberry, Lucky Number Slevin and Northern Lights.

 

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