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Re: Strange white mold/spots on amorphophallus tubers

  • Subject: Re: Strange white mold/spots on amorphophallus tubers
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter@xs4all.nl>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 22:36:53 +0200

This looks suspiciously like root mealy bugs.


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com 
> [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] Namens David
> Verzonden: woensdag 30 september 2009 19:29
> Aan: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
> Onderwerp: [Aroid-l] Strange white mold/spots on amorphophallus tubers
> Hello fellow aroiders!
> Recently, I noticed an odd problem with my amorphophallus 
> tubers - they started growing mold. At first, I thought it 
> was just small specs of perlite and I brushed it off, and put 
> it into storage for their dormant period. I check them once a 
> week, just in case of anything, and I noticed it was back, 
> but much more. I brushed it off, and it was this odd fluff 
> (best way to describe it) and it spread to the other tubers 
> as well. I checked, and the tubers are not soft and seem just 
> fine except this odd fluff-like white mold that is growing on 
> the surface of them. I'm not sure what it is, or how to get 
> rid of it. Any ideas?
> I also attached some pictures I took of said "fluff" mold.
> Thanks!

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