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    Insect ID?

    I was out cleaning freshly fertilized lawn clippings off my plants ( ) when I noticed a bunch of these little guys all over at least one pot. Any idea what they are? Are they bad for CPs?



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    Crap dude i don't know what they are. Not sure if they are harmful or not to carnivorous plants. You sure do have a infestation.
    Last edited by eou812; 05-06-2011 at 10:32 AM.

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    Probably springtails - generally harmless since they eat decaying matter

    http://46.18.32.69/~doehetzelf/taxa/katiidae.htm
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    I have tons all over most of my pots. I hope they're harmless. Thanks for the link, Not a Number. It looks like it might be those.
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    Another similar family

    http://46.18.32.69/~doehetzelf/taxa/sphyinae.htm

    Great free and effortless food source for Pinguicula, Drosera and seedlings (Sarracenia, Darlingtonia, Drosera, Dionaea etc.)
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    look like a type of springtail to me.......
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    one whole suborder of them are shaped like this. they are the globular springtails. One of the larger sized in this primitive order of insects.

    http://www.google.com/search?q=globu...w=1680&bih=835

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    Quote Originally Posted by kulamauiman View Post
    one whole suborder of them are shaped like this. they are the globular springtails. One of the larger sized in this primitive order of insects.

    http://www.google.com/search?q=globu...w=1680&bih=835
    Thanks, kulamauiman! So, no harm to my plants and their pots? I might have to work something out for my sundew so that it's not surrounded by a moat, if it wants to eat the springtails.
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