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GreenMunchkin started grow question 3 years ago
Hey guys I need your help,
I have a problem but I cannot seem to be able to put my finger on the cause.
I added a few picture of the affected leaves, and what i think could be termites, let me know what you think

Light burn ? Insects ? Deficiency ? Nute burn ? Over watering ?
Living Organic Chocolate Haze
25 weeks
Living Organic Chocolate Haze GreenMunchkin
Chocolate Haze
16 comments · 3 years ago
Week 22
Leaves. Other
mad_scientist answered grow question 3 years ago
Hello @GreenMunchkin ! Some slight deficiencies and maybe a little light burn at 1-2 leaves. Nothing to worry about at this stage of your grow. I don't know what is that bug ( it could be a termite ) but i can assure you that this guy didn't harm your plant and if you had an infestation you wouldn't have found only one. Happy growing ! :facepunch:
TheIceCreamParlour answered grow question 3 years ago
Hey I cant really add much more than what's already been said. Your girls looking really healthy and you will start to see more lead damage as the plant reaches the end of its life cycle. They become canabalistic and take the nutrients from their own leaves etc. For future grows it would he wise to use some sort of alge blocking product on the surface of your soil. I'd say that bug looks like it lives in your root/soil area so probably enjoying the damp warm alge conditions. If you use a gnat mix of some kind on your soil it should help reduce the chance of fungus and alge which bugs love. Anyway shes doing so so well. Good luck with the final part of your grow.
Kaya666 answered grow question 3 years ago
Bug looks like some kind of ant larvae! Trippy! But I doubt that's what's causing the leaf least by itself. You'd need a whole infestation of bugs to start causing a problem that noticeable, IMO.

It's hard to tell how widespread the leaf problem is from the pictures or which leaves it's affecting, which makes it nearly impossible to determine what it is. You might check out's page on growing problems. They have pictures of every possible nutrient/lighting/bug/watering/other growing problem imaginable. A picture is worth a thousand words & that's certainly true in the case of growers. I do see some tip burn on one of your leaves, which can signal anything from nutrient toxicity to potassium deficiency to pH issues. (By "tip burn" I just mean that the discoloration & shriveling is starting on the very tip & moving inward).

Good luck with your beautiful Chocolate Haze!
thegreatdeadpoolio answered grow question 3 years ago
I have never seen an insect like that but it looks like you dug it out of the soil, so if there is more in there they could damage your roots. This looks like nutrient burn but nutrient burn typically starts at the very tip of the leaf first which your first photograph shows it coming in from the sides of the leaf without connecting to the tip so I think it might be something else. I think that it is either root damage from those insects which if this is the case I recommend using diatomaceous earth in your soil as this helps kill insects with a soft body. It could also be that your PH is too high causing some kind of deficiency, my thought is that its potassium. Soil really prefers a PH of 5.5-6.5. I typically aim for a PH of 6.0 when I am in soil. The best way to do this is to check the PH of your run off if you haven't already been doing that. There are many ways to adjust I recommend PH down.

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The_Projexx answered grow question 3 years ago
For the bug I'm not to sure its the first time I've seen it . But to me your plant doesn't seem infested with them from what I can tell in the pictures is that your getting nutrient burn . I say this because a lot of the browning comes from the edge of the leaf and works its way up you will notice as well as as it becomes browner at the edges the yellowing will continue further up the leaf . In order to correct this I would reduce the amount of nutrients fed not the strength but the amount so maybe every 2nd watering instead of every watering until the yellowing slows then stops all together , but to be honest seems like you almost done and ready to harvest so I really wouldn't worry about it to much . I don't think its light burn because from what i can see your leaves aren't curling up and making that classic taco heat stress shape so that leads me to believe your lamp(s) are far enough away that you don't have to worry about that . I might suggest removing these damaged leaves in order to prevent unwanted pest from occurring because they like dead/dying to nest on . All in all you got yourself one kick ass garden here with lots of kick ass medicine ! I hope this info has helped you understand things abit better -Happy Growing!
Mrs_Larimar answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi, Its nothing you should be concerned in that stage of your Grow. Your Plant comes to the End of her Lifecircle, and this is the Way it looks like.