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FishingwithDave

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Yeah, probably 10 days ago, don’t want to spray again if i don’t have to. I’ll check her tonight with uv to see if i missed any. They’re fresh from last night.
Bastards! I’m basically in the same position as you regarding another application of BT. I’m around 15 days until harvesting and I really don’t want to spray again. But, I have mine encapsulated in shade cloth and so far, no worms or eggs found since covering. Good luck!
 

jbcCT

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Seems like every September I head out in the yard each morning with a knife and paper towel to pick eggs dropped the night before, off the top of my colas. These moths are relentless. While I don't need to do this, the BT will kill them, I'm a stickler for perfection. I can't help but to remove them.
 

jbcCT

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Yeah, probably 10 days ago, don’t want to spray again if i don’t have to. I’ll check her tonight with uv to see if i missed any. They’re fresh from last night.
I highly suggest you treat with BT at least once a week. As the over night temps drop morning dew and moisture will dilute the treatment. The thing with moths is they continue to lay eggs until they die in late fall. I'm finding eggs every day.

BT won't impact your flower at all. You want to spray on a dry morning right before the sun hits your plants. You want the product to dry. Never spray at night where it will leave the bud wet overnight.
 

Bmiranda

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I highly suggest you treat with BT at least once a week. As the over night temps drop morning dew and moisture will dilute the treatment. The thing with moths is they continue to lay eggs until they die in late fall. I'm finding eggs every day.

BT won't impact your flower at all. You want to spray on a dry morning right before the sun hits your plants. You want the product to dry. Never spray at night where it will leave the bud wet overnight.
What is the measurment of bt spray to use, i heard something about using too much can turn pistils brown. What is a good amout per gallon to use? Thank you!
 

sirtalis

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What is the measurment of bt spray to use, i heard something about using too much can turn pistils brown. What is a good amout per gallon to use? Thank you!
1-2 tsp per gallon works for me. The only time pistils turned brown was when I tried to use a soap as a surfactant.

I think I've gone up to 4 tsp / gal with no problems.
 

Bmiranda

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1-2 tsp per gallon works for me. The only time pistils turned brown was when I tried to use a soap as a surfactant.

I think I've gone up to 4 tsp / gal with no problems.
Ok cool thank you, I just spotted a couple baby caterpullars on my girl, i have been spraying bt but ive only been using like 1-2tsp. But I wasnt sure if i was using enough. Its been raining last couple days but imma try and do spray early in am, i think rain is finally moving out. Thanks again!!
 

sirtalis

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Ok cool thank you, I just spotted a couple baby caterpullars on my girl, i have been spraying bt but ive only been using like 1-2tsp. But I wasnt sure if i was using enough. Its been raining last couple days but imma try and do spray early in am, i think rain is finally moving out. Thanks again!!
Yea the rain will wash off the bt, definitely spray after the rain has moved on. Until then just keep combing through and manually squash them.

Also, sometimes it takes a day or two for the bt to kill the caterpillars.
 

Bmiranda

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Yea the rain will wash off the bt, definitely spray after the rain has moved on. Until then just keep combing through and manually squash them.

Also, sometimes it takes a day or two for the bt to kill the caterpillars.
Ok cool, i dont want to over apply but i don't want those caterpillars eating my beautiful girl! Thank you again!
 

jbcCT

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Hanging off my drying rack todayView attachment 4991807dart point for size reference
Awful bro. Once they slink off your drying rack like spiderman, no telling where they came from. Contaminated. Needs to be thrown out.

When I harvest I check all the nodes for the tell tale signs: black grit poop. Using my small shears, peeking all around, node to stem. Ideally you want to catch this stuff before it hits the rack.

After a complete sweep and wet trim all the bud gets washed in 5 gallon buckets with a cup of peroxide to disinfect. I'm of the opinion outdoor bud needs to be washed just like fruit. Has no impact on the potency or trichomes.
 

Kerowacked

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Awful bro. Once they slink off your drying rack like spiderman, no telling where they came from. Contaminated. Needs to be thrown out.

When I harvest I check all the nodes for the tell tale signs: black grit poop. Using my small shears, peeking all around, node to stem. Ideally you want to catch this stuff before it hits the rack.

After a complete sweep and wet trim all the bud gets washed in 5 gallon buckets with a cup of peroxide to disinfect. I'm of the opinion outdoor bud needs to be washed just like fruit. Has no impact on the potency or trichomes.
No loss, they just hatched. Btk would have killed them before getting into a bud, at least there haven’t been any inside a bud yet. Hard to spot but here they are hanging down.57F67D0E-88E2-4EA0-9F0C-9F99D7D68F56.jpeg
 
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