Week 4 and i found this..help?

She turns 4weeks tomorrow in flower. All together i have 10plants and just found this. What is it? How it happened? What can i do? What should i do? Please help

is it web? or it looks like mold

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Looks like spider egg sack and some white mildew/mold.
Spray with a 10% hydrogen peroxide/water solution.


I have no clue. This is like my 2nd grow. Outta 10plants this 1 had this. On maybe 2 branches. I took her out and separated her. She was the 1 of the 3 in the back of tent. Should i cut it off? Looks like mold its white but looks like a white dead bug too loll

Looks like white mealy bugs . I got to do some research on those .

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That looks like egg sacks mites need to check everything good you can end up with a disaster need @garrigan62 Recipe I had the same look to mine need a scope to look and see if anything is moving

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I’m not sure but maybe these …Mealybugs are tiny white bugs on houseplants, and most commonly look like white fuzzy stuff on plants leaves and stems. Mealybugs can also appear brown or cream colored, and waxy in immature stages.

At first glance they don’t look like insects, and are commonly mistaken for fungus or mildew rather than plant bugs.

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The full mealybug life cycle is about 7-10 weeks. It takes a week or two for the eggs to hatch into nymphs, and then another 6-9 weeks for the nymphs to mature into adults.

There can be several generations of mealybugs, and their life cycles can overlap, meaning that once they get started, the population can grow very quickly.

Since the eggs and nymphs are so small, and it takes a while for the population to become large enough to be noticeable, most people don’t discover mealybugs on their houseplants until after the population explodes

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Mealybug infestation on hibiscus.

Mealybugs are also commonly called woolly Aphids and include many species with a wide range of host plants. They are a type of unarmored Scale coated with a woolly, waxy secretion that provides protections and decreases the effects of contact insecticides. Like many other soft-bodied insects, mealybugs damage plants by feeding on sap and other cell contents.

How To Identify A Mealybug Infestation:

  • The plant is covered with small, white-to-grey insects with a cottony/wooly covering clustering close to the soil or near the growing tips.
  • Honeydew is present on plant surfaces, with or without sooty mold.
  • Infested plants may have a distorted stem and/or new growth.
  • Reduced plant vigor and health overall after mealybugs have been identified.
  • Due to damage leaves may wilt, drop off easily, be discolored or reduced in size.
  • Ant presence near new growth. Ants breed and protect mealybugs for the honeydew they produce.

Controlling Mealybugs:

Mealybugs and other types of soft scale can be difficult to control once populations have ballooned to large numbers. Small populations and immature stages of mealybugs are usually easy to control with regular monitoring and treatment.

  • Closely inspect plants for mealybugs or signs of damage. Pay close attention to areas of new growth.
  • Isolate plants infested from plants that are not, if possible.
  • Spray a sharp blast of water or Insecticidal Soap directly onto visible mealybugs for control. The insecticidal soap serves as a contact insecticide and does not have residual effects, so repeated applications are necessary for continued control.
  • Neem Oil can be applied directly to active infestations. It will kill all stages of mealybugs on contact. Use caution applying neem oil when pollinators are present.
  • Horticultural Oil applications will kill overwintering eggs and smother immature and adult mealybugs .
  • Generalist Predators can be introduced early in the growing season to help control mealybug eggs, larvae and adults. Generalists include Green Lacewing, Ladybugs and Assassin Bugs.
  • Mealybug Destroyers ( Cryptolaemus montrozeuri ) can be released to control mealybug infestations ranging from mild to severe. C. montrozeuri are small dark brown ladybugs with orange heads whose preferred food sources are the various life stages of mealybugs . They are opportunistic and will feed on other soft-bodied insects, but should not be relied upon to control other pest infestations.
  • If mealybug issues persist after Beneficial Insects have been released, use a Beauveria bassiana product like Mycotrolso that the beneficials are not harmed.
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I think they are aphids. A jewelry loupe will help you better look at exactly what it is. I was able to control an aphid (and mite) infestation with 1:9 rubbing alcohol to water spray, once a day for three days. I then introduced ladybugs, which eradicated them, although had I detected it earlier I probably would have avoided some permanent damage. There are consequences to using ladybugs - they escape.

Great work on early detection. Good luck on eradication.

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They tellin me its mealybugs. I bought stuff to fight them. I chopped most of her bottom off alot of white under leaves and in buds plus its the same plant that fell last month and lost half her side. I separated her for now. Gotta check other plants. Ima keep her indoors for now

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I prefer not to spray insecticides on plants I plant to eat or smoke. Effective biodynamic treatments such as neem, safer soap, DE, pyrethrum, and bt are always in my pest defense arsenal. Not to mention but you can always physically remove pests gently with your fingers. I would try and scrape that egg sack off and get rid of any other sign of infestation.


Yea i cut off all the affected buds and leafs. I already have neem oil but stopped using it like a month now. Fucked up smh. All this new stuff is organic tho

organic doesnt necessarily mean safe to eat or smoke


also it might be a good idea to treat all the plants even if they dont have signs of infection yet… just a thought

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If you are outdoor, some ladybugs are a nice natural preventative measure.


Already way ahead of u buddy. When u grow outside always assume u have bugs

true some botanical insecticides are more caustic than chemical pesticides case in point is nicotine derived from tobacco. It was such a dangerous pesticide they banned it even tho its a botanically derived pesticide. They only botanical that is not safe to eat without washing off in my list is pyrethrum. I only use that when pests are infested. Works really well to wipe out whiteflys and spider mites.

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but at least you can wash off pyrethrum from the plant. Its the systemic chemicals that are persistent and incorporated into the plant itself you have to avoid at all costs.

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