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Old 05-02-2021, 03:12 AM
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So I noticed these very tiny white spots on all of my orchids and I have no clue what they could be! They do not move and are washed away with water easily. About 6 days ago I started using calimagic along with MSU and I use reverse osmosis water and flush once a week. Could the orchids be excreting excess calcium? Or does it look like bug of some sort? I tried to get the best pictures I could
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Old 05-02-2021, 11:30 AM
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It's impossible to see the spots well enough to assist with an ID. Get a magnifying glass and look.... do you see any legs? Cottony type fluff?
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Old 05-02-2021, 11:36 AM
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I can't see the spots very well either. But I suspect that if you're adding CaliMagic to MSU that may already have calcium and magnesion (in the proportions that are needed), you might have gotten the calcium level high enough that it precipitates. If you want to use the two products, consider applying separately rather than mixing them and see if the issue goes away.

What concentrations of fertilizer and CaliMagic are you using? Remember, orchids grow slowly and so need very little fertilizer. I looked up CaliMagic, it's suggested for plants with rapid growth... like tomatoes or cannabis. Orchids are the opposite, sloowwww.
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Old 05-03-2021, 02:32 PM
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Could use one of those jeweler loupe magnifying glasses (that comes with LED). The 40x magnification one is nice.
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Old 05-03-2021, 02:38 PM
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I can see the white specks in the first image. Although, the images are only 443 x 332 pixels in dimensions ----- or thereabouts. So they're a bit small. If the original size is a bit larger, such as 1024 x 768, then maybe a little more details would be seen. But the magnifying glass should be able to pick up much much more detail.
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Old 05-07-2021, 07:56 PM
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It's probably springtail waste. The underside of my broms are covered in it lol
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