DE kills by microscopic sharp edges cutting into critters but it’s much less effective when it’s wet.
Mix Neem Oil according to directions with one caveat. Since it’s a seedling you don’t need a whole gallon. Let’s say the label calls for 10 mil per gallon
10 mil per gallon = 5 mil per half gallon = 2.5 mil per quart all are same strength just smaller batches
yes the funky down taco leaf curl is not good and the color is off too both can indicate pest pressure
seedling looks to be ready to transplant based on size but might be easier to knock out critters in small container. Mix Neem according to label, shake well spray leaf undersides first then spray from top down. Let plant dry before putting under light - might need to raise fixture so the oils don’t cause leaf burn. Not all soil mites are bad some are predators but if attacking the plant or roots then yeah not good
I appreciate the feedback. I agree that they are ready for a transplant roots on the Zkittlez are starting to stick out the bottom of the solo cup, but I am waiting for the coots mix to cook a little longer.
As for DE I used some wet worked into soil then layered a dry layer on top.
Also I guess Neem Oil is going to be the best bet at this point. If you have any other suggestions I would appreciate them.
Oh also I think the pictures I took were before watering. Attached are the plants at this exact moment and you can see not as much upside taco leaves at least on one of them.
Thank you in advance.