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Re: [IGSROBIN] red crawlers


Where are they crawling and are they eating holes in the leaves?  Also have
you noticed any adverse effects on any of your plants from the Isotox?  I
sprayed my entire collection with wettable power Orthene two weeks ago and
no signs of toxic effects on anything.  I'll spray again tomorrow due to a
few mealy bugs here and there.  I want to get RID of those !@#@$@##@ bugs!

Phil Bunch

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew <awilson@FDA.NET>
Date: Saturday, January 16, 1999 4:51 PM
Subject: [IGSROBIN] red crawlers

>Dear Robins,
>Today I found some very small red crawlers on my Pelargonium paniculatum.
>They are about 2 mm long and a fifth of that across. This is the only plant
>so afflicted. It did not emerge from dormancy about four months ago like
>others. Then the main stem (about 18 inches tall) began to shrivel. I
>stopped watering, examined the roots and everything seemed in good shape
>below ground. It is in a mix of sand, pumice and some sandy soil.
>So, it looks as though these crawling nasties are at least partners in
>if not wholly resposible for it. I have doused the plant with the systemic
>Based on what I have said can anyone offer a lead on the criminal?
>San Diego, California

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