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tocarmar

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Here is a pic of the damage to the seed pod.It looks like something took a chuck out of it.The pic also shows damage too the spike in upper left corner.






sorry for the large size!!
Tom
 

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bummer. had you pollinated it?
also, do you know if the things that look like long-tailed mealybugs on the petal or just a reflection from the flash?
 
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goldenrose

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I don't know if I'd want to know what creature did that!
I would have to suspect a rodent!
 

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Yes, it was pollinated. I looked the plant over & didn't see any bugs. I thought it might have been mealybugs also but I didn't find any bugs. I looked at the plants near it & nothing on them either. I keep most of my blooming Paph's inside for breeding.
 

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Mealy bugs don't shew out holes. The damage may have been caused by a migrant insect like a beetle or grasshopper. Just passing through and looking for food along the way.
 
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goldenrose

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It looks like the plants are indoors?
Could it be a bit hard for a passing beetle or grasshopper to chomp on a plant inside a house?
NO WAY mealies would do that!
I'm telling you - Mousetraps with peanut butter!
 

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