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    Insects in my Cephalotus

    Found a few of these guys creeping around my Ceph media when I was watering today. Help with ID would be greatly appreciated.

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    Springtails

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    Thanks Paul.

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    Yup. Best kind of plant food there is IMO. The vast majority are simple decomposers of organic matter and don't harm plants at all.

    And in fact, I started reading more about them tonight, and there's even some thought that springtails eat the spores and mycelia of pathogenic fungi!! That's something I never knew--they eat up plant diseases like damping off!

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    i noticed a springtail in my cephalotus pot, that is now affected by powder mildew. hopefully the springtail will eat some of that mildew

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