I pulled the shriveled part of the baby Ficus's trunk off today. It was really brittle and came right out of the pot. The plant looks much better without it, but it's still looking a bit under the weather. I took some pictures of it so I can compare in a few weeks to see if it's getting better. I think we've got the mealybugs under control, but it could still just not be liking the winter lack of sunshine--I guess we all get bummed when it's cold and dark.