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Name: Johannian
The Black Hills, SD (Zone 5b)
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Johannian
May 30, 2020 9:31 PM CST
Hello everyone! I am asking for a relative. There is this orchid that has mealy bugs and we are not sure what the best way to treat it is. My relative has some photos, but not photos of the bugs because they are too microscopic.
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Any suggestions are welcome!

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Name: Big Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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BigBill
May 31, 2020 4:31 AM CST
Dip a cotton ball or cotton swab in 70% Isopropyl alcohol. Better known as rubbing alcohol.
Let the alcohol soak into the affected area for about ten seconds. Their white appearance will change to a grayish color. After sitting for seconds, rinse thoroughly with plain water.
Repeat if they reappear. I see whole mealybugs in the pictures.

The Orchid appears to be a Phalaenopsis. An image of the entire plant would let us confirm that!
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Name: Johannian
The Black Hills, SD (Zone 5b)
There is none truly good but God.
Sempervivums Cactus and Succulents Orchids
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Johannian
May 31, 2020 8:54 AM CST
Thanks so much Bill!
Honor thy father and thy mother, do unto your neighbor as you would have them do unto you. (Mat. 19:19)
WOLVES ARE AWESOME
Name: Big Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
American Orchid Society Judge
Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Growing under artificial light Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan
Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
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BigBill
May 31, 2020 9:32 AM CST
You are welcome.
Rodney Wilcox Jones, my idol!
Businessman, Orchid grower, hybridizer, lived to 107!

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