Shrimp Plant
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My outdoor shrimp plant

Zone Orange County, CA 92870 | Anonymous added on March 27, 2018 | Answered

My shrimp plants have these small off-white things seen only on the stems. They are almost like tiny bee hives with a pin point opening facing you. They clump individually next to each other and approx. 1/16th in size. (Almost like little dome houses for some kind of critter). They come off the stems easily when I run my fingers along the stems and if crushed I might see a red color from the inside. I do not see any kind of movement from bugs or such when I try removing them either. I hope I have described this dilemma of mine enough for you to help me. What is this and how do I get rid of it. (I don't really know how to send you photos) Thank You, Kathy

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on March 27, 2018

Do they look something like this? http://www.istockphoto.com/photo/gumtree-scale-on-eucalyptus-gm499885684-79162881
It sounds like armored scales. You can read about controlling scales here: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/control-plant-scale.htm

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