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Old 03-20-2019, 10:26 PM
Yen Yen is offline
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Hi everybody,
I'm fairly new to the orchid hobby...
I recently ordered a phal online and found some irregular indentations and hypopigmentation to the underside of its leave.

I did some research and it appears might have caused by false mites... but how can we tell if this is caused by an active infestation vs and old scarring....?

I read that false mites are too small to be detected by our eyes. I feel as though I have no way of knowing.

Does anybody have any insight?

Thanks
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Old 03-21-2019, 12:21 AM
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The mites would still be visible, just very tiny. Some will also produce webbing. You can use a hand lens to get a closer look at the damage and any mites that may be present.
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Old 03-21-2019, 06:30 PM
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Thanks Aliceinwl
I think my best way of knowing is getting a magnifying glass at this point. I read that false mites can be 0.3mm(!!) That's so small... comparing to the spider mites...
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