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    Just to offer up another option, even if you have made up your mind (for others who may read in future)..you could go down the 'fighting nature with nature' route as I did with very good results!


    I got some thrips on my 2 small mug grows and I ordered in some predator insects to hunt them down and destroy them...it worked VERY well


    I used ' Amblyseius cucumeris ' sachets, although they do not kill adult thrips, they do eat the eggs and larvae, here is a quote of information ;

    "Thrip Killer contains the predatory mite; Amblyseius cucumeris / Neoseiulus cucumeris. These predatory mites feed on thrip larvae and their eggs. They feed mainly on the small or first instar larvae of Western Flower thrip (Frankiniella occidentalis). They are not able to eat the larger larvae or adults, although they will also feed on spider mites. It is important to have the predatory mites at the times when thrips may be present."


    I must say they have done a cracking job and they have wiped out the thrips completely on my 2 mug grows..the plus side is they also eat spider mites


    You could go for ' Amblyseius swirskii '..some info ;

    "Premium thrip killer sachets contain the predatory mite Amblyseius swirskii. This predatory mite feeds on multiple stages of thrip larvae present on the plant foliage itself."

    " Amblyseius swirskii outperforms the alternative Amblyseius cucumeris given suitable conditions. The Swirskii predators will kill larger stages of thrip larvae than Cucumeris meaning they eliminate larger amounts of a pest population. Swirskii mites will also consume whitefly eggs giving additional protection."


    You could also go for ' Orius laevigatus ' which I might add I found on one of my girls which naturally flew on it! ..info ;

    "The Orius predatory bug feeds on thrips, spider mites and even aphids. Orius will feed on thrip adults and larvae including larger larvae. They are often found in flowers , as they also feed on pollen. Both the adult and the nymph stage of the life cycle will feed on thrips. Orius can take a few weeks to establish and will adapt better where a source of pollen is also available. "


    If you're not up for using anything like that then there are some great guides here on neem sprays for use in the veg stage but not sure how effective they are against thrips ;


    redisiel - IPM(intergrated pest management) - Clicky

    Gaz - Neem and soapnuts quick guide - Clicky


    Goodluck!

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    I'll look forward to seeing your cover crops then iceman fpmsl


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    I've Not enough hours in the day nor the brain capacity for that rigmarole

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadface View Post
    I'll look forward to seeing your cover crops then iceman fpmsl
    LOL Sad ..you're just jealous of my 5 gram plants hahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCalibur View Post
    LOL Sad ..you're just jealous of my 5 gram plants hahahaha
    Fuck all up with that plant ice ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadface View Post
    I've Not enough hours in the day nor the brain capacity for that rigmarole
    Yeah it's not for everyone that's for sure Sad

    I tried it myself for the first time, turned out much better than I expected...now all the thrips have been hunted and eaten, the predator mites are now dead aswell due to starvation..so completely insect free now.

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    At the end of the day ,if that's your bag ipm and cover crop and so on crack on ,but it's a science I've not got the inclination to learn or even try to understand ...pests are exactly that ..fooking pests and we all know the damage they can do ,some can be catastrophic ,and most of us grow to time lines and windows,by that I mean as badger is 2 weeks into flower any pests need nipping in the bud ASAP imho as he enters the various windows of his current grow ,each window that is compromised will be detrimental to the final outcome ,however this is just my train of thought ..

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    Ipm for the win brother.


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    Going forward on other grows take a different stance 100% get that ,but I personally would t want to battle any kind of infestation 2 weeks into flower ..in my mind it's a minimum 2-3 week battle ,that takes him to midway of flower cycle with no definite outcome ...my solution is a definite solution for this current grow ..again just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom222 View Post
    Ipm for the win brother.


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    I'm sure it is Tom ,hope you can get him sorted using ipm now he's already in week 2 + of flower ...it's not my risk to take

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadface View Post
    At the end of the day ,if that's your bag ipm and cover crop and so on crack on ,but it's a science I've not got the inclination to learn or even try to understand ...pests are exactly that ..fooking pests and we all know the damage they can do ,some can be catastrophic ,and most of us grow to time lines and windows,by that I mean as badger is 2 weeks into flower any pests need nipping in the bud ASAP imho as he enters the various windows of his current grow ,each window that is compromised will be detrimental to the final outcome ,however this is just my train of thought ..
    I agree Sad and the neem sprays won't be any good now either 2 weeks into flower, just thought I'd include it for any future readers who could be searching for results on the forum. I personally haven't got time to muck about with IPM..and I never thought I'd try predator insects either..but glad I did. The bug sprays and the hotshot strips will work 100% with minimal fuss that's for sure...but the more options, the better for those that might wanna try a different tact (either side of the coin).

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    And the hotshots are nasty shit by all accounts Ice ,held in the same esteem as PGR's ect ,but if I had a pest infestation on a scrog I'd manicured over the last 2 months plus ...I would want that pest gone ASAP ...repeat treatments of sprays would not give me that confidence ...it's a massive trade off granted but one is personally be and am happy to take ..but in no way am I saying it's great advice ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadface View Post
    And the hotshots are nasty shit by all accounts Ice ,held in the same esteem as PGR's ect ,but if I had a pest infestation on a scrog I'd manicured over the last 2 months plus ...I would want that pest gone ASAP ...repeat treatments of sprays would not give me that confidence ...it's a massive trade off granted but one is personally be and am happy to take ..but in no way am I saying it's great advice ....
    Yep and not everyone has the time or patience to continue with IPM sprays..it's an ongoing treatment from start to finish..the positives and negatives are for us all to think about for sure.

    For some coming home from work the last thing they want to do is start mucking about with IMP..they want something that will deal with the issue and FAST..and that's where the bug sprays and the like will come in handy and you've been open about the risks Sad so in the end comes down to whatever the individual wants to use AFTER fully understanding the pro's and cons from all options.

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    In the same breath i need to say,I would not have a hotshot anywhere near my plants in heavy flower,again badger is now working with flower windows ,so pays your money and take your chances

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    It's amazing how effective yellow sticky traps are placed above and more importantly below plant canopy's just to keep the numbers at bay...I find thrips are at there most effective/destructive in vegging plants ,in flower the vigour and growth and strength of a plant in flower don't suffer anywhere near as bad ,again just from my experiences used in conjunction the the sticky's

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    Time is ticking

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    IPM or SPM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadface View Post
    It's amazing how effective yellow sticky traps are placed above and more importantly below plant canopy's just to keep the numbers at bay...I find thrips are at there most effective/destructive in vegging plants ,in flower the vigour and growth and strength of a plant in flower don't suffer anywhere near as bad ,again just from my experiences used in conjunction the the sticky's
    Just to add to that Sad..after being hit with thrips many years ago, I spent hours researching how to deal with them and if you're dealing with thrips ONLY then they are more attracted to the blue sticky traps over the yellow ones, the yellow traps are used for aphids, whiteflies and others insects.

    "Different coloured traps, such as yellow and blue, may attract different species / families / orders given differences in colour sensitivity of eye photo-receptors. There may also be physiological attractions to certain colours."

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    Knowledge is power iceman (noted) ..blue will be my next purchase then mukka...or both I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadface View Post
    Knowledge is power iceman (noted) ..blue will be my next purchase then mukka...or both I guess
    Green ones, lol...best of both worlds

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