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    insects picture?

    no matter how hard i try, i cant get a good picture of the insect on my plant. i even got a dead one down on the floor and it comes out blurry... there's these insect that's all over the potting mix and i want to get rid of em.. here's the picture that i took so far >_>


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    fungus gnat.

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    pretty harmless little things. I've only heard of them harming little seedlings, but I've never seen them do any harm on my drosera seedlings or pygmy drosera. Only run to the poison cabinet if you see them doing significant damage to your plants. Otherwise, they're good food.

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    they're not for CP, they're on my potting mix, and they have killed my amaryllis red lion, and now there's none left in the amaryllis, but now there's a ton of em on my paperwhite narcissus when i water them, and my paperwhite's wilting.

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    in that case....
    KILL THEM ALL!!!!!!

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    If you want to take better pictures of small things, put a magnifying glass in front of your camera lens.

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    Fungus gnats will feed on roots and are far from harmless. The department of agriculture of most states consider them serious pests:

    http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7448.html

    Only fungus gnats commonly damage plants. Larvae of these flies feed on roots, thus stunting plant growth. Root damage can occur in interior plantscapes and in houseplants if high populations infest moist, organic-rich soil. Fungus gnat larval damage can be especially serious in greenhouses, nurseries, and sod farms. In addition to larvae chewing on roots, both larvae and adults can spread plant pathogens and may promote disease in commercial crops.

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    Is it possible you're keeping the soil too damp? I don't know the first thing about amaryllis, but if I'm not mistaken, fungus gnat larvae feed on rotting material... so if you're keeping the soil too wet, the roots may be rotting. The bugs may be an indication of more serious problems.
    -Emily

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