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    #16
    For the sake of anyone who comes across this thread in the future - Hemp russet mites are sneaky little bastards! I didn't get in any pics showing the more typical leaf curling from the petiole out or maybe someone could have helped spot it. I went through everything I could think of to get the environment perfect but never figured it out until I started going through my grow books cover-to-cover. The GWE page on these devils almost does a disservice by showing an unusually large cluster of them on a plant. I never got that, only a small gathering at the leaf petioles and I only found that once I had an inkling to look. If you think you have hemp russet mites, my pictures show some of what they do. The primary sign of an infestation will be shrunken leaves curling up at the edges, especially the smaller fan leaves, not a yellow cluster of bugs. They do very similar damage to leaves as broad mites but without the blistered shiny stuff. I trashed all five of the worst infected plants then trimmed off the worst of the damage at the tops then sprayed hard with Lost Coast Plant Therapy and will do so every night for a week. If that doesn't wipe them out, I will try stronger measures. Right now, everybody seems happy enough with the ideal automated environment and living soil.
    Flower tent:
    4x4 tent, Platinum LED P4-XML2, four Patio Pickers.

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

    Coconut Grove:
    4x4 tent, Platinum LED P4-XML2, four Patio Pickers

    Nursery:
    32"x32" tent with Feit white LED. Starting eight seedlings for bud production.

    Coco/Perlite/worm castings/mycorrhizae living soil mix.
    Down-To-Earth dry amendments.

    On deck: Liberty Haze, Malawi, Super Lemon Haze, Lavender, Train Wreck, Acapulco Gold, Sweet Amnesia Haze and Durban Poison plus a Mother's Finest grow for seed and Ghost Train Haze.

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      #17
      A grower by the name of Joshua steensland grows or used to in living soil. From kiss organic. He had the same issue check out his channel on how he got rid of them. Mostly beneficial insects I believe.

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        #18
        UndergroundFarmer Glad to hear the larger pots helped. Next time you have a plant you're gonna toss,try a neem oil tea, 1tbsp. dawn dish soap and 1 tbsp.neem oil-1 gal warm water and give it three weeks or so for the roots to suck it up. That'll take care of those noseeum little bastards when they take a bite. And the're buddies digging around in the soil too. It doesn't keep well, so use it all or make a 1/2 batch.

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