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    Nepenthes Specialist nepenthes gracilis's Avatar
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    Are these fungus gnat larvae? Best pic i could get.....they are REALLY small like .5cm long or so.


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    nope.. fungus gnat larva look like tiny thin transparent worms with a black dot on one end
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    they look like springtails.

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    That explains why they go sproing all over the place! Any effective way to kill them......I suppose I wasted my money on the B.T. v. israeliensis bacterialcide stuff cause they were never fungus gnats! These things are all over the place......dunno if they hurt anything but sure are.....unsightly.....

    BTW< how does the pic focus look? did the best I could do.

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    I have an ifestation of those, I made my very own insectcide, and poured it on them and it worked, they started jumping into the water
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    Springtails feed on decaying matter. My pings tend to slaughter them...along with fungus gnats.

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    Hey michael, only thing I have tha eats them are the utrics....there are none in their pots, only the Neps and drosera

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    springtails are harmless and if anything, beneficial. they feed on decaying matter like CP2K mentioned and are great fodder for your plants.

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