Growing Marijuana Forum Bud Pic of the Month!

sawhse
Dalahaze
Bud Pic of the Month!

JustAnotherAntMarching
DNA's Lemon Skunk
Old 05-24-2009, 02:34 AM   #1
NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer
 
NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 808
NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer
Default Very Tiny White Worms

Hi all,
Never seen this before, hopefully someone knows what these things are...

So I took some freshly cracked seeds for a couple new strains that I am interested in working with that I germed for two days using the paper towel method. I took these freshly cracked seeds with tap roots about 1/4 inch and put them in soil. I grow DWC but I am looking for potential mothers which I keep in soil.

Well three days later two of these seeds have not grown at all, while the others are growing and have shedded their seed capsules. The two that have not budged are still at soil level. Today I gave them a very close look and I discovered very very very tiny little white bugs on the seed capsules. They look and move like worms or leaches and are crawling all over the seeds and where the tap root is emerging. These things are VERY small. You could easily fit HUNDREDS of them on one seed. I tried to take a pic but they are just to small to show up on my camera.

So what do you guys and gals think these things are? They have obviously stunted the growth/and or killed off the seed at this point. And, how do you think they arrived? I figure this more than likely means my soil is contaminated with parasites and should be discarded completely?

Either way, last time I use "Hyponex" potting soil.
__________________
FROM THE MAN THAT STARTED THE WAR ON DRUGS: "Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves."
Ronald Reagan


Silent Exhaust Design: http://www.marijuanapassion.com/foru...ad.php?t=41770

DWC Design: http://www.marijuanapassion.com/foru...ad.php?t=41722
NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2009, 02:37 AM   #2
WeedHopper
 
WeedHopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 4,256
WeedHopper WeedHopper WeedHopper WeedHopper WeedHopper WeedHopper WeedHopper WeedHopper WeedHopper WeedHopper WeedHopper
Default

WeedHopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2009, 03:22 AM   #3
UKgirl420
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

i would ditch the soil and start afresh ,,after throughly cleaning the room

also could they be these
Name:  scarid.jpg
Views: 879
Size:  1.2 KB

the scarid fly

or
Name:  images.jpg
Views: 753
Size:  933 Bytes
springtails

goodluck
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2009, 03:28 AM   #4
NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer
 
NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 808
NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer
Default

they look exactly like the first pick, they are a little smaller than what is shown in the second pick and obviously white to the naked eye, those appear more gray. So these are Scarid fly larvae? Do I have anything to worry about when these turn into flies?

Thanks for taking the time to show me those pics UKGirl, much appreciated.
__________________
FROM THE MAN THAT STARTED THE WAR ON DRUGS: "Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves."
Ronald Reagan


Silent Exhaust Design: http://www.marijuanapassion.com/foru...ad.php?t=41770

DWC Design: http://www.marijuanapassion.com/foru...ad.php?t=41722

Last edited by NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer; 05-24-2009 at 03:44 AM.
NYC_Diesel x Jack_Herer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2009, 03:52 AM   #5
Waspfire
A.K.A FLABOY
 
Waspfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: soouthern US
Posts: 520
Waspfire Waspfire Waspfire Waspfire Waspfire Waspfire Waspfire Waspfire Waspfire Waspfire Waspfire
Default

Here u go

Scarid Fly

Whilst watering houseplants you may see some very small flies flying jut above the surface of your plants soil, these are what are known as Scarid Flies or Fungus Gnats.
These unsightly flies are more of a nuisance than a pest.
Their larvae resemble very small white maggots with black heads which when watered they surface. They feed on decaying organic matter and it can be a sign that you have slightly over zealous with your watering can and your plants roots are rooting in its pot.
If not checked the gnats can move onto uncontaminated plants and seedlings causing further problems.
The adults can be caught using sticky yellow traps hung around infested areas. The adults can also be treated with various insecticides but the most affective is Bio Provado Bug Free. This can be watered onto the surface of the soil washing through the insecticide kills adults and larvae alike and once applied should give up to a months protection against Scarid Fly and other greenhouse pests.
Once clear remember to water your plants from underneath rather than the surface this will also help keep it at bay
__________________
I need 2 post a day so i can play in the arcade
Waspfire is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Worms Trueshoe Growing Marijuana Outdoors 9 05-06-2009 11:08 PM
HELP!! tiny white insects crawling through my soil potplusguitar General Indoor Growing 6 10-20-2008 06:48 AM
Ahh!!! Tiny tiny red bugs! clamskittles Sick Plants & Problems 1 11-14-2007 04:53 AM
Tiny Tim..... i mean tiny weed BennyC Growing Marijuana Outdoors 1 09-07-2006 02:25 AM
Worms Themanwithnoname General Indoor Growing 1 10-29-2005 02:31 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:41 PM.