max_headroom Posted December 7, 2014 Report Share Posted December 7, 2014 (edited) Indoor/Outdoor: OutdoorGrowing Medium: Perlite, Premium potting mixGrowing Style:Watering/Feeding Frequency: as requiredNutrient Strength (PPM/EC): 3mls per ltr Canna FloresPH Levels:7Temperature/Humidity Levels:Air Flow/Fans etc.:Lighting Type (CFL/HPS/MH etc.):Total Wattage:Growth Stage:Late flowerPlants Age:74 days, day 41 floweringCannabis Strain:AK47 Auto I have had an ongoing battle with whatever has been munching its way through my AK47. I have removed three bugs the last one last night, it was Green, about the thickness of a pencil lead and about 2-3cm long. I have been in the middle of harvesting another Auto while much of this was going on so I was a bit distracted. When I checked this morning I noticed that the two top coloa's have dead pistils on them, not brown but plain old dead. Checked further into the bud and found what appears to be larvae/bug poo of whatever has been eating my plant.Does anyone know what these bugs might be?? Can I salvage the infected bud or just leave it alone to repair. What is the best way to fix this? The plant should be ready in the next week or two but may go much longer due to a lack of shade leaves that were consumed by the insect attack. I hope the pictures explain what I can't. Plant Overview the buds impacted show signs of the pistils either having been eaten or dying off These appear to some kind of Larvae/Egg? Damage to main budds This is the budd nearest to the camera pulled apart slightly and you can see more bug poo I went out to have another look at the plant and found the culprit. Further investigation tells me these little green caterpillars are a bastard if you get them, went and picked up some natural pyre thrum spray as this will kill them on contact (supposedly). I also went through each and every Budd and looked into it and found maybe another 4-5 caterpillars. I did this twice then sprayed them, will check again shortly to see if it has got them on the move or I have a reprieve for the time being. The buds are being eaten from the inside out so you have to get right into the buds to make sure you get them. I cleaned out any bug poo whilst checking them and there wasn't a significant amount in the first place. Not really sure what else to do here I don't want to lose the plant or a significant amount when its so close. Maybe if this doesn't work I should cut my losses and harvest. When I investigated the buds looking for the caterpillar I did notice that at this stage much of the damage seems superficial. However I don't know how these auto's react to being inspected that closely, or for losing the amount of leaves it has or how it likes being pulled apart when I check for the critters. Time will tell...Any suggestions as to how to further treat or prevent a re-occurrence then I am all ears Edited December 7, 2014 by max_headroom Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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