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Are these mealies or???

Posted by rina_ 6a Ont (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 30, 12 at 20:27

I just noticed something white on my cylindropuntia subulata (?)
Are they dreaded mealybugs?
Nothing seems to be moving, I chcked with magnifying glass too.
As a first aid I just sprayed with 70:30 mix of rubbing alcohol & water. Should they be out of sun for a while because of rubbing alcohol?
I checked all pots around, so far didn't see anything similar. But as a precaution - should I spray them all?

I googled how to control them, but I am looking for any first-hand suggestions.


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RE: Are these mealies or???

Is that opuntia subulata monstrose? Anyway does it ooze red juices when poked? If so i usually just poke them to kill them, or squirting with jet is usually enough to get them blown off

RE: Are these mealies or???

  • Posted by rina_ 6a Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 30, 12 at 22:59


you are probably right with ID (it didn't have a name when bought).
I don't know abour red juices, I only sprayed & also wiped off with a q-tip. It all came off easy. Will check in the daylight.


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