TOPIC: pest identification

pest identification 2 years 1 month ago #23456

It wouldn't do any harm to repot right? No pruning or anything, just change the soil...?
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pest identification 2 years 1 month ago #23457

Actually, exposing the roots could do serious damage, bare-rooting doubly so.
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pest identification 2 years 1 month ago #23467

Well I have to do something, I can't just ignore it...
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pest identification 2 years 1 month ago #23468

scott wrote: Well I have to do something, I can't just ignore it...


Why not? Water with insecticide if you are really worried.
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pest identification 2 years 1 month ago #23472

Ok, I have bought some. I just hope it works. I still am no closer to finding out exactly what they are.
Thanks for the advice all
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pest identification 2 years 1 month ago #23477

scott wrote: I still am no closer to finding out exactly what they are.

My gues was cranefly larvea.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crane_fly
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pest identification 2 years 1 month ago #23481

Yeah, that was one. Bang on. Just need to I'd the littler ones.
Thanks leatherback, really appreciate that,I feel much better that nothing nasty is gonna spring out any tine soon.
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pest identification 2 years 1 month ago #23485

The wurms are actually that.. wurms. They live of organic matter in the soil. And in rainy weather I find they miraculously appear in all my pots. Don't worry.

If you are set on repotting.. Defoliate. Wait for the buds to swell. Once they are ready to pop, repot. Keep in the sahde after defoliating untill leaves are on the tree, or your bark can burn.
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pest identification 2 years 1 month ago #23486

what helped me to relax about finding bugs a little was to observe the overall health of the tree. If the tree was healthy and I saw one or two bugs, there probably was nothing to worry about. If I had a bug problem usually there were signs in the overall health of the tree.
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pest identification 2 years 1 month ago #23501

scott wrote: Well I have to do something, I can't just ignore it...


why not, or is there some damage you have yet to speak of. some bugs are good.

It's like a bug zoo here, they eat each other
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