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    Lately I've noticed tons of small, white, fast moving bugs in my biggest terrarium. They basically just scurry around my plants all the time. They don't seem to be able to fly either. From what I can see so far they aren't doing any damage, but I thought I'd ask you guys about this before I start ignoring them. They're hanging out on my Nepenthes mostly.

    Anyone know what these things might be? Should I take action against them? If so, what kind of action?

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    any chance you can post a picture of them?

    (hmm, must be spring...this is the second topic in a row I've read where people need help IDing a bug!)
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    They're actually way too small to photograph! I can barely see them myself

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    I get those little bugs also. All of my plants are in my room and I dont want any bugs so I hit the plants and soil surface with an indoor insecticide and plant blatterworts in all my pots for the bugs in the soil. So far this has killed off about 80% of the bugs.
    My life sucks

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    Sound likes spring tails. They are common and harmless. They also make good sundew food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (CopcarFC @ Mar. 23 2006,6:52)]I get those little bugs also. All of my plants are in my room and I dont want any bugs so I hit the plants and soil surface with an indoor insecticide and plant blatterworts in all my pots for the bugs in the soil. So far this has killed off about 80% of the bugs.
    My plants are in my room too. I enjoy being able to look at them

    Ozzy: I hope that's what they are. Like I said, it they don't seem to be causing any damage so far, so perhaps they're springtails.

    While I'm at it, one of my Neps, a N. x Ventrata cutting that I got from a forum member, seems to have the little white bugs on it in additions to some small red bugs. They're even smaller than the white bugs and they move slower. Anyone want to take a jab at what these little guys are?

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    That sounds serious. They may be aphids.

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    Hmmmm, any suggestions for getting rid of them?

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