Growing Medium: Perlite, Potting Mix
Watering/Feeding Frequency:As required Daily
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Cannabis Strain:Early Durban
I was checking out my girl again tonight as last night I noticed that one of the tops had wilted, further investigation revealed there was what looked like a small piece taken out of the stem which had made it week and fall over. No sign of bugs. Further checking tonight revealed at least 4 sites, all tops, with very similar damage about 12 cm from the top of the stem. The top in these cases was not dead but certainly wilted and dying with the one from yesterday needing removed.
I cut from just below the munched part and slit the stem to see what was inside. Healthy plant material was all I could find. I did find what looked likes dead eggs on a fan leaf but I don't know if its related. All my plants were treated with Dipel about 5 days ago so not sure if this is a last fighting gasp from the caterpillars. I don't actually know where to begin as I have looked and looked but can find nothing similar other than caterpillar damage.
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2015-01-03 002 2015-01-03 010.JPG 91.69K 8 downloads These were on the big fan leaf directly below it..Eggs? the were dry and blew off the moment I disturbed them.
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So I took a sample from just below the the hole say at about 12cm and slit both sides only to find solid healthy plant material no bugs.
Does anyone know what this is and what I should do about it. Could this be residual damage from an earlier attack?
I am thinking about removing the damaged tops but will wait and seek advice before I do anything at this stage.