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By Lawndude84
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#28763
I treat lawns and trees for a living and every time I find a tree or shrub with potential spider mite damage I use this method:

-Grab a sheet of white paper
-Rub the piece of paper under the plant
-Brush your hand over the area on the paper which you rubbed under the plant

If you see a reddish smear across the paper, then your plant has spider mites.


I'm not too sure how effective this could be with Flytraps but I've used this method for a long time, maybe it will help someone catch the problem before it gets any worse. :)
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By linton
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#28828
It's a good idea, but getting the paper under the flytrap leaves can be difficult. I use a similar method - a blunt lead pencil dragged across the surface of the leaf will also produce a reddish smear if there are mites present.
By Lawndude84
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#28895
yeah the reddish smear is the mite itself lol

Nice Matt, I wonder if that magnifier would be useful for Alberta Spruces and other Conifers that suffer from Mites, I might look into that with my boss, thanks for the link Matt :)
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By grant
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#28899
lawndude
nice. yeah, my dad grows orchids and he told me to do the same thing. I didnt actually try it, because I knew for sure that I had spider mites. but yeah, thanks for sharing :D
By kevinqwe
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#28998
linton wrote:It's a good idea, but getting the paper under the flytrap leaves can be difficult. I use a similar method - a blunt lead pencil dragged across the surface of the leaf will also produce a reddish smear if there are mites present.
he means under the pot
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By Steve_D
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Matt wrote:I actually use a little Belomo Triplet 10x magnifier. Steve told me about it. With it you can see the little things crawling on your plant:
http://www.belomo.us/

Yeah, those Belomo loupes are great. Here's another link for them.

http://www.amateurgeologist.com/belomo- ... ifier.html

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By luckyflytrap
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#29433
Steve_D wrote:
Matt wrote:I actually use a little Belomo Triplet 10x magnifier. Steve told me about it. With it you can see the little things crawling on your plant:
http://www.belomo.us/

Yeah, those Belomo loupes are great. Here's another link for them.

http://www.amateurgeologist.com/belomo- ... ifier.html

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wow thats cool, pretty expensive for me though, can i just use a regular magnifyng glass? PM me if you have an answer please
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