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    HYDRO Chopped my White Rhino and Threw it out in the Yard

    Noticed little black spots on the roots of one of the White Rhino plants this morning. Was able to get one to stick to my finger appeared to be a larva of some kind had translucent body with dark heads. I pulled the entire setup to isolate it till I could deal with it since I need to be else where this morning. This evening I had a friend help me haul it out of the basement to back yard where I trashed it to be mulched when yards mowed. Was able to get a bigger one of them pests when I trashed it but couldn't get the best picture of it. Was a dam healthy looking plant and I did take clones from it a couple of days back so life goes on. If anyone has dealt with this and knows how to exterminate them I love to hear what they are and how you killed them off.

    Looks like a root maggot. I think there are natural amendments with bacteria/fungi that kill these things. Good thing you took cuttings!
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    4x4 tent, Platinum LED P4-XML2, four Patio Pickers. Vegging Liberty Haze, Acapulco Gold, Lavender and Sweet Amnesia Haze.

    3x3 tent, Platinum P300 LED. Flowering 2 MAC-1 clones and 2 Larry's Lemon OG clones in 5 gallon pots, close to chop.

    Flower tent:
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    32"x32" tent with Feit white LED. Vegging four Tangies by popular demand.

    Coco/Perlite/worm castings/mycorrhizae living soil mix.
    Down-To-Earth dry amendments. Gnarly Barley added weekly. Eisenia fetida.

    On deck: Mother's Finest grow for seed.


      TOKABIGONE commented
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      As far as soil amendments go, root maggots, spider mite larvae, fungus gnat larvae, nematodes, thrips and several other pests are controlled or diminished by adding neem cake and karanja cake granules to your mix at the rate of 1/2 cup per 7.5 gal of mix. No residuals are found in the flowers after harvest. Several of the commercial mixes are starting to add this in. An active agent called Azadiractin causes the pests to stop eating so they will starve to death.

    I know this is an old thread...
    Preparing and taking notes for my next project.
    Only used diatomaceous earth powder for mild fungus gnats attack and neem oil for spraying leaves.
    This about Terra Neem Cake, what about "high NPK value"?
    I use nutes for veg (NPK: 3-1-4) and flower (NPK: 2-2-4)
    Should I just lower the nute dose if I mix less than 1/2 cup Terra Neem Cake in 5.5 gal air-pot?
    Or is it overkill when growing indoors in peat moss and types of tree bark?
    Thanks and best regards


      TOKABIGONE commented
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      Hello madman I used 50/50 mix Neem and Karanja cake 1/2 cup per 7.5 gal pot with no ill effects at all. I don't believe it will affect your NPK value at all as far as I know. Never harmed mine in two grows and never ever had a bug of any kind. I have no clue about growing in peat or tree bark.

    • madman
      madman commented
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      Hello ‚ÄčTOKABIGONE
      Good news! Thank you! Will get me a bucket of Neem Cake!
      Also found at the same store Karanja Cake that was double the price.
      Would you prefer one for the other?
      I'll get one of each.
      Great info, I'll do a mix 50/50, I will also do some research about adding it in my medium peat moss and tree bark.
      Last edited by madman; 03-13-2022, 05:58 AM.

      TOKABIGONE commented
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      I have no pref for neem or karanja. I found a 50/50 mix at Build A Soil for cheap so I bought it.

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