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Old 06-12-2018, 09:47 AM
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Hi! I'm very new to orchids and am determined to keep my girls alive even with my black thumb. That being said, I recently purchased a new phal and when I got home I noticed a spot on an aerial root so I have kept it away from the phal I already have at home.

I was wondering if anyone could look at the attached pictures and tell me if you think it's mechanical damage to the root or if it is a pest/fungus of some kind. Also, if it is a pest/fungus how would I go about treating? I think it's just mechanical damage but I want to be sure before I put the new phal next to my first one.

Thank you so much in advance
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I think it looks like mechanical damage too. The root is green along its whole length, and the newer part is undamaged. Don't worry about it.
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Agree with Fishmom
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Ditto here.
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Thank you so much!
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The regular, repeated nature of the damage make some think it was done by a critter of some sort.
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