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    Gribbley larvae in my water tray

    I just repotted my S. leucophylla and found these critters whipping around in the water tray. What the hell are they? More importantly, what can I feed them to?

    I estimate the biggest (which is what I aimed the camera at) is around 6 mm long. Most seem to be between 1 and 3 mm.

    Can I just dump the smaller ones into the pot my U. sandersonii is in? If I plop them into my S. purpurea will they be eaten or just grow up? What about a Nepenthes?



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    Mosquito larvae?

    Probably best just to leave them, they won't do any harm.

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    They better not be mosquito larvae! This is an indoor plant!
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    I'd just dump the water tray out in the toilet.
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    Definitely mosquito larvae, just dump it out, unless you like mosquitoes.

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    Looked like mosquito larvae to me. I would just get sime sundews and butterworts to handle the mosquitoes! ....Or you could just get rid of the media and start over again.

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    Yes, mosquitoes. I dump them out on asphalt (to be sure they dry out and die) in the toilet they'd still live, just somewhere else. I say killem whenever you can. It's prolly a good time to clean that tray anyway
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    I would put it in another try and clycle the water through the plant so you don't waste the water.

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