Thrips tips

Michael.Chamberland (23274MJC@MSU.EDU)
Fri, 16 Sep 94 18:48 EDT

I'm not sure where thrips lay their eggs, but mealybugs are notorious
for depositing eggs in the soil, on the outside of the pot, or even
someplace down the bench. Cleaning off just the plant is a form of
artificial selection promoting egg hiders! (No, the eggs are not getting
a lift from ants. Well, maybe some are. But I've observed the scattered
egg masses even in indoor situations where I never saw ants).