Joined: Thu May 12, 2022 8:43 pm
But... while I was settling the soil around it, I noticed a red little spidey looking thing run around the baby shoots in the middle and then around a trap. I tried to catch it and remove it, but it went and hid somewhere out of sight and reach.
I did mist the plant with water after repotting, so I don't know if by any luck I blasted the little critter off somehow, but I'm assuming that I didn't.
It was visible to the eye. Like 1mm. I could see it run around. A few days ago I found a tiny single web between traps and thought it may just be a little house spidey trying to make a home, so I gently swabbed it off with a cotton bud and didn't think anything majorly of it.
Is this little red thing a spider mite?
What steps do I take from here??
Also, now that I've repottted the plant, is it still cool to sit by the open window like it is, not completely in direct sun and just getting sunlight the way it is?
Or should I have it behind a window for the next week?
I'm guessing because I slip potted it and didn't ever remove it from the original medium, it's under a whole lot less stress than it would be and may be OK with the light it is getting in the picture?
Thanks for any help and advice!
EDIT: Also, I hope I didn't see this right, but I think I saw a tiny thrip larvae (I had them in mini African violets about a month ago) crawling around in the center....