What killed my Lithops?

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What killed my Lithops?

Postby Australian » Fri May 26, 2017 5:05 pm

One of my L. karasmontana got attacked from underneath and eaten away. I only saw a tiny (2 mm) insect when I uprooted the plant. I doubt one insect alone could have caused so much damage. Nearby Lithops look fine. The first picture was taken in Feb 17 when I bought the plant. The last picture shows how transparent the upper skin of a Lithops is (the orange patch). Has anybody experienced a similar problem?

The healthy plant:
KH4 Ga karasmontana (dead).JPG
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The other pictures will appear in the next message.

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Re: What killed my Lithops?

Postby Australian » Fri May 26, 2017 5:08 pm

Sick plant:
DSCN3484.JPG

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Re: What killed my Lithops?

Postby Australian » Fri May 26, 2017 5:11 pm

Same plant:
DSCN3485a.jpg

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Re: What killed my Lithops?

Postby Australian » Fri May 26, 2017 5:12 pm

Plant from the top looking healthy, not even soft.
DSCN3486.JPG

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Re: What killed my Lithops?

Postby Australian » Fri May 26, 2017 5:14 pm

The orange window towards the left:
DSCN3488a.jpg

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Re: What killed my Lithops?

Postby David1971 » Sat May 27, 2017 12:27 am

My only experience with this kind of damage is with caterpillars, though never eaten in such a way. Some of them have nocturnal activity, hiding during the day. I live in the other side of the world, so who knows what creatures do you have in Australia :roll: I would have a look at night because they never come alone. Good luck!

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Re: What killed my Lithops?

Postby Australian » Sat May 27, 2017 8:01 am

They inside the patio during the night where no caterpillar or other insects crawl :)

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Re: What killed my Lithops?

Postby mary44 » Sun May 28, 2017 9:18 am

No idea. I usually find it is the rarest ones that die on me.

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Re: What killed my Lithops?

Postby Regulus » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:39 pm

mary44 wrote:No idea. I usually find it is the rarest ones that die on me.


Maybe that is the reason why they are rare? :lol:

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Re: What killed my Lithops?

Postby mary44 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:25 am

Haha very true :)


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