So I've been having some problems crop up in two of my rooms, thought it was a deficiency, but last night I lifted up one of my pots (3-4 days after watering, still moist under there) & I saw a shit ton of tiny little buggers everywhere.
I don't have a way to take pics of them they are so very small, but I looked at them with a microscope & here's the best I can describe them-
Segmented body's, clear/white, two sets of legs in the middle- one forward set of legs, short stubby antenna, and well defined black eyes. They move around pretty fast, like ants.
I grabbed some "Bon-Neem insecticidal soap" that I had on hand, sprayed the fuck out of underneath all the pots, the top of the soil, and the plants, then gave them a light watering. It killed all of the ones underneath, instant death, muahahahaha
I'm worried though, I'm freaking out BAD here.
I have not seen ANYTHING flying around, nothing was readily apparent in the top 1-2 inches of soil either.
I've looked at pics on google & here, the closest I could find was thrips, but I don't have anything on my leaves. They look alot like thrips, almost identical except the body is less segmented in the tail area, almost identical to a thrip with the body of a catapillar if that makes sense.
Wait, they look alot like this:
OK, here's a perfect pic of what these little fuckers look like. I guess I can now call them Root Thrips? lol. What the hell is up with that? Again, nothing flying, nothing eating my leaves, just a massive colony of these under my sick plants pots:
Possibly pertinent info:
Growing in a mix of Promix hp/bx with Espoma Bio-Tone added, 20 gallon tubs w/avg of 5 plants per. Temps mid-low 60's (night) to mid-high 70's (day). Growing from seed. Week 4 of flower. Here's some pics of the problems, the very first one isn't mine but looks EXACTLY like a few of mine.
2 of my 3 rooms are looking like crap, the third that looks awesome doesn't have black pond liner but I couldn't see any of them in there with a quick glance.
Should I get some more Neem soap spray & keep treating? BT? Pest strips? Mosquito Dunks? I also have some Pyrethrin & sulfer containing eco-sense spray for roses, but it says not to use within 21 days of an oil treatment, would my 'potassium salts of fatty acids" fall under that?
I'm not afraid to get nuclear on these fuckers, I have about 30 days left as we speak.........