Caterpillars and spider mites - was away for a week!

I don’t know if 1 treatment equates to killed everything, as infested as ur plant was. Take it a day at a time, throughly check everyday for any survivors for several days at least, make absolutely sure they r eradicated. N the mean time see how she reacts to the onslaught of invaders, n the ensuing treatment. Note how she looks, before ur daily, r twice daily inspections, she’ll tell u if she’s unhappy. N the enemy will return if ur not vigilant n ur eradication efforts…seriously. If u start getting new growth perhaps u will b able to cut away the effected areas, idk time will tell.

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Wow sorry to hear that brother. I just lost 1of my WQ to bud rot. I feel your pain. Spider mites and high humidity got me. Poop if it isn’t 1thing it is another.

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See if u can find the bug shields. It’s like a big ass screened in tent so all light makes it in but bugs cannot. Sucked if have to open a zipper to enter but better than bugs being around. I believe they have like 10x10 and 20x20 setups with netted floors too

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That happened to me last year. Ended up just cutting off what they hadn’t gotten into yet.
Was a few weeks before they were ready.
Lost a lot.
I would say save what you can and spray. Nothing to lose at this point.

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Cut the stem below the bud rot, where it’s still green especially if you see brown dead spots on the stem

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@Autoregulator everyone keeps talking about bud rot, do u know what it looks like n have u diagnosed that it’s present?? Here I’m thinking ur dealing with infestation damage, if u gots bud rot it’s usually fatal to the plant. Can u post some pics r something so everyone is on the same page, as for what damage was caused.

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When I first saw the damage to plants, it seemed like one or two had bud rot. Hard to tell is it was just the damage from caterpillars or what but I sprayed the shit out of them water first, then with BT one day and CJDB the next. Now I comb through them first thing every morning and I removed the really damaged parts. This is what they looked like:


Darker and dried out. What do you think?

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I’ve only had bud rot one time n it was quite awhile ago, but u could easily tell by looking, mold was present inside n out. Some buds didn’t look to b affected until I opened them up, for me like I said it was fatal n the whole plant went by, by. Looking at ur pics, “n this is just my opinion” ur leaves look good with just a few exceptions, the stems r nice n green, there is an absence of sugar leaves, n obviously the buds ur showing r depleted. So u have removed the effected damage correct? I believed u may have dodged a bullet n this is collateral damage, u were only gone a week so hopefully the damage done, is the only damage they could do n a week. Keep lookin for pests… n new growth. U just may b one lucky SOB, but continue the morning inspections. N maybe cross ur fingers for awhile. :crossed_fingers::crossed_fingers: Time will tell, if u don’t see some improvement we will bring n some heavy hitters for added help.

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I found a couple of dreaded caterpillars on my morning inspection. What happens is I see some brown areas in bud and pull gently open with my fingers and find tiny caterpillars in there. So maybe that’s what looked like bud rot; the areas that caterpillars eat turning brown.

I’ll do another BT spray tonight!! :crossed_fingers:

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Sounds awful

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Make sure to get every part of the plant, I expect ur going to have to spray several more times. As bad as they looked, one spray n done usually isn’t the case. Stay the course, them tiny caterpillars probably just hatched. If that’s the case… well it ain’t good. Spray the hell out of them n cross ur fingers.

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Thanks. When I first noticed the damage upon getting home after a week, I had to completely cut 2 kolas but I did try to just cut all the damaged parts out of the others . Since then I have sprayed with BT twice and Jack’s Dead Bug once. I’m hoping the couple of little ones I got today were eggs I missed and hatched. I will spray the hell out of them tonight and keep my fingers crossed. Thanks!

@Lacewing Here’s a couple of pics I just took:



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Looking really good !!! Guess you got rid of the pests ??

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@AAA @AlienBrew @Covertgrower @2GreenThumbs

I was able to get some detailed pics of where the dead parts of bud are. Had to chop this part and took pics
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Seems like this is where the caterpillar eggs were and when they hatched maybe they ate the plant and that’s why the dry spots? I sprayed all plants thoroughly with BT again last night.

Those caterpillars wreak havoc… sorry man. I hope you kill every last one. :skull:

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Shampoo rinse repeat, as often as it takes hopefully. N yeah when they hatched they promptly started eating as soon n as much as they could. As bad as they were patience, BT n Jack’s will b paramount n success, if success is attainable. Ur plants look wonderful

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