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  1. Oct 7, 2019 #21

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    explore a different option (thumbnail) for your pics. It allows them to appear full size which is ,,,, useful. They are still gonna have white hairs the day you harvest but that's not a bad thing. Just means they are healthy and still growing. The secret is the trichs and the trichs on the bud, not the sugarleaf.
     
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  2. Oct 10, 2019 #22

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    Hello all!! Buds getting bigger prob with 2 weeks to harvest new today are some white patching on a couple leafs not mold. Thoughts?
     

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  3. Oct 10, 2019 #23

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    Bugs, probably spider mites...
     
  4. Oct 11, 2019 #24

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    Any ideas on what to do as I’m near harvest and can’t spray anything
     
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    I checked with macro lens. Nothing on back side of leaf and nothing moving
     

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    Definitely mites. And the funky little spurts of fresh growth in the buds are known as 'donkey tails' and often appear when the plant decides it still has some nice weather left. Go by the progress of the main buds, and dry the donkey tails separately to put aside for cooking.
     
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    Thank you (was hoping you showed up ). What can I do for the mites
     
  8. Oct 11, 2019 #28

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    There is stuff called Dr Zymes that is organic and can be used close to harvest. I have used it to get rid of spider mites in the past. I will check my emails. They send me 25% off offers frequently(if you are interested). I have also used a Mighty Wash but it wasn’t as effective.
     
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    CF7425C0-4837-49FD-95A5-71649CDA94B2.jpeg This looks like it is still working...
     
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    Thank you so much!
     
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    Ms. Connie how do U treat your daughter ?-- Not just smoking right ?-- I had a severe head injury and spent most of a decade as a legal Morphine junkie-- I make my own medicine now and don't go to the doctor anymore !-- I'd be happy to teach U how I make my medicine !-- There's several techniques -- I take cannacaps --Simple thing -- bake the weed at 275 for 45 minutes crush/grind the weed and pack it into empty gel caps with a stick - Take with oil or a food with oil like peanut butter -- I like coconut oil !- They don't let me out the OFC much ( Home of the Old Farts Club in the coffee table section) - I don't always see new post -- If there's anything I/we can do to help stop by the OFC and say hello !
     
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    Saw the post on my profile. I have never heard of that product and can't comment on it. I do not treat with anything in the last two weeks before harvest, ever. You can manually wipe the leaves with a damp cotton ball but it's too risky getting anything on the buds, even if it's listed as "organic" or "natural". I can think of a couple quote unquote organic miticides that absolutely are dangerous when even the residue is smoked.
     
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    4FC56154-6C93-4FE1-ADAD-6E1C8A82CABB.jpeg I agree with stinkyattic. However though I’d prefer to not spray anything on my flowers, I also don’t like the idea of smoking or vaping spider mite eggs, exoskeletons or feces. I don’t recall if I used it in the last week before harvest but I have used it late in flower and was not able to detect any difference. I know there will be left over spider mite ‘junk’ but the fewer the better. The ingredients in Dr Zymes are citric acid, water, yeast and potassium sorbate which I guess is a food preservative. Power Wash is proprietary but I think it might just be water and diatomaceous earth. I have also tried some stuff from SNS that is rosemeric acid that you use in your water but that left my buds tasting like potpourri which sounds pleasant but isn’t. I will defer to stinkyattic though as I am nowhere near as experienced a grower. Just offering up help from my experience. Dr Zymes was recommended to me by an organic medical grower here on MP that has her stuff tested out to ensure safety for her patients.
     
  14. Oct 12, 2019 #34

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    Thank you much. Always appreciate your advice!
     
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    I bought a temp/humid thermometer and checking the best closet is 70 degrees with 22 percent humidity. Should I buy a humidifier?
     
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    I have literally taken a dustbuster to my buds to fight spider mites in the past... back in the day when I used to do garden consulting jobs and my dumb 4ss managed to bring some home from a problem garden, probably in my hair, since I always left my clothes on the front porch when I got home... this poor dude had the worst infestation I'd ever seen, and insisted that he wouldn't even consider chemical pesticides. Webs everywhere, and I had to blink a few times and pinch myself because I swore the buds were moving. I basically told him he needed to go buy a handheld vacuum cleaner, use it twice a day, crank his a/c down to 65 to slow the life cycle, set up hurricane level fans (mites hate wind), and try to limp through to harvest, and then call an exterminator to aggressively fumigate his whole house. Mites are a truly apocalyptic scourge once they are allowed to take hold.
    He ended up having to move and start over.
    Citric acid is pretty darn safe as pest deterrents go. And diatomaceous earth is practically inert. It's just pointy shards of the remains of marine plankton. So you can go ahead and use those safely. I also like leaf washes that contain thyme and rosemary oils, but as fogey said, if you get much on the buds it will be a very odd tasting product. A dab of the diluted stuff on a cotton ball to hit the leaf surfaces/undersides is about as far as I'd go with them at this very late stage. You're lucky they are only just now appearing and you are in a race against the clock.
     
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    There is the option of washing your buds after harvest before you dry them. I think there is a sticky on this forum somewhere.
     
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    If you actually do have 22% RH, it would probably be okay to give them a shower if this is possible. My grow room used to be a closet off the master bath and I would pop them in the shower and gently spray them off when I had a spider mite infestation close to harvest.

    Lesso's idea is also a good one.

    I wouldn't add a humidifier at this stage.
     
  19. Oct 13, 2019 #39

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    I keep checking and still see nothing under leafs and no more of the white splotches. I am waiting still for amber tricomes bitting my fingernails off . When I hang to dry in closet should I add humidifier to increase the %
     
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