Saturday, April 17, 2010
Conophytum & Lithops Update VII (57 Days) Something Wrong?
Above are the Lithops. As for the Conophytum, the look exactly the same as serveral days ago.
But I'm a little worried about my Lithops. About a third of them look like their tops are drying out. Does anyone know if this is normal? They seem to young to enter dormancy. I still have the lights on 24 hours a day and mist them once per day.
I've also noticed a bunch of little insects that rest upon the top of each plant. These are not the seed cases and run all over when I blow on them, then hide in the substrate. I'd really appreciate if someone tells me that they're just sunning themselves! Now Larry the *cough* just looks awful. He seems to be shriveling up. Does anyone know what's happening? The one nearby Lithops is completely white on top. I'm concerned and not sure what to do. Maybe I should start taking them out of the lights during the night. I'm thinking I should also stop misting, reduce watering and just soak them a few times a week. Any thoughts? *shudder of fear*
On a slightly less concerning note I've finished 2 or my 5 exams. The remaining three are spread out next week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Then I'll be done! Now more concerning again: I desperately need a job so if anyone knows someone looking for a structural engineer-in-training that would be awesome! Or something not engineering related that a degree might help with. Hopefully in Vancouver. No, I'm not picky. Thanks ahead of time for what I'm sure will be a multitude of leads! :)