This has become thoroughly disgusting. No way I will smoke this weed.
They are no longer just on the leaves. They are now crawling all over the buds. I found one bud with some webs starting. I saw 30 to 50 mites on a single bud.
I got the vacuum cleaner out and vacuumed all the webs I could see. Only a couple small ones. Then, I looked at the buds and noticed the vac had little effect on the mites themselves but had no effect at all on the trichs. So, what the fuck. I stuck each bud into the vac and sucked off any webs that might have been there.
I have applied preds (in 3 different species) twice in 3 weeks and they seem to do almost nothing. I will release one more batch of 5000 later this week.
I fucking itch all over. I hate these mother fuckers.
2 1/2 weeks until harvest but, like I said, no way I'll smoke this shit.
Will the mites leave the plants during the drying and curing process?
Where will they go?
Will they die on the buds (OMG, gross)?
When the buds go into jars, will they suffocate? Doubtful.
I ain't smokin' this crap.
I could press the entire harvest for rosin and vape their little guts and brains with the rosin.
I could make edibles from the entire crop.Yummy... mite soup.
This is some fucked up shit, for sure. Never, ever in 50 years of growing have I ever had to deal with something this fucked up.
I have 1 crop coming in in 2 1/2 weeks and the other (which is actually not badly infested???) which is coming in in 3 1/2 weeks.
Instead of Red Dragon, this crop is Mitey White.
Did I say how fucked up this is, yet?
The American Psychiatric Association's standard reference for psychiatry defines over 450 different mental disorders. I suffer from most of them.
Please be understanding if I act a tiny bit unusual at times. Thank you.