Something ate the entire way through the main trunk on 1 plant and dismembered the main trunk from the root system like a lumberjack cutting down a tree.
Pulled that one. Going today to look at the soil and root systems left in the pot. Also gonna look into the middle of the main stem on the dead plant. I think its termites! But not 100%. Ill know for sure today. They took out 1 plant. Now they are in another. I sprayed Azamax and Thuracide into the holes with a pump sprayer, but Im not 100% sure about what pest is doing this.
Never seen a more veracious pest in my life!!!
Some sort of stem borer?
Was the bug you found some sort of maggot ?
No. I think it was a bug that was just using the tunnel something left. I split the main stem in half the long way and only seen that one bug. Ill know for certain today what it is. Im not leaving till I know 100% what Im dealing with. I pray that huge plant isnt dead and the Azamax and Thuracide sprayed into the holes works. Ill know in a little bit here if we got 2 plants down.
Yeah sounds like termites. Boric acid works but you gotta be careful you dont over do it. I try to treat around my mounds so I dont poison my plants. Ive found I get them in august or september when the water table rises and pushes them to my mounds. Ive had beautiful 10 foot plants just starting to flower all of a sudden look droopy for no reason then fall over within a few days. I usually found the termites in the center of the stem near the bottom if I got out there before they toppled. If your growing where the water table is high it seems to happen more often but swamps and the edges of swamps are great places for me to grow. Good luck.
So I'll keep on fighting for the things I want,
Though I know that when you're dead you're gone.
But I'd rather be a free man in my grave,
Than living as a puppet or a slave.
So as soon as the sun
I'm gonna get my share of
And then the harder they come ,
The harder they fall,
One and all.
Originally Posted by Harry Lime
Put out the joint, step away from the computer and go for a walk.