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    Worms!

    Where do they come from and how do you get rid of them? Every once in awhile, like when I repot a plant. I see a worm scurrying away to hide. They're indoor plants and I use mostly dried LFS, along with distilled or rain or snow water.

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    Are you sure they are worms and not fungus gnat larvae?

    I believe it was Imidacloprid that Barry Rice said he found (by accident) will kill nematodes in soil. Imidacloprid is a system insecticide found as the active ingredient in many flea collars and Bayer Advanced insecticides.

    Otherwise nematodes are difficult to eradicate as there are always a few eggs left behind on the roots to start over even if you repot.
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    I bet it's real, honest-to-gosh earthworms.

    I have the same problem.
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    I've found a few in mine as well but mine are all outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    Otherwise nematodes are difficult to eradicate as there are always a few eggs left behind on the roots to start over even if you repot.
    I know there are many different types of nematodes but, in general, are they considered harmful to plants?
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    I just had a dream I found a worm in a pot when repotting one of my Neps.. that's crazy this thread came up the same day.

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    Worms are decomposters? Do they damage the plants in any way? If not, I'd leave them. They eat decomposing material such as dead leaves.

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    I see what looks like typical earthworms, ~1.5" long. I'm tempted to remove plants, if I can, and nuke the pot in the microwave!

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