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    are they long and skinny or squat? i have them too on my pots and my P. primuliflora has them dotted all over! i had an S. purpurea in the terrarium and apparently they all wanted to commit suicide cause the pitchers were dry and when i filled them up.... there were hundreds!...in every single pitcher!!
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    Springtails are a good source of nutrition, sort of like an automatic feeding system. They never did any harm to my plants.
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    Hopefully the springtails are happy as I've left them alone. Had they been termites that would be a different matter.

    So now in my D. capillaris x rotundifolia I find a tiny snail and maybe a few of the seedlings are chewed up! I got it to crawl onto a toothpick and I put it in a sample dish for my crappy QX3+ toy microscope.

    Where'd it come from? Plant is in a terrarium, partially open top. It must have come with the plant!

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    They're everywhere!

    but don't worry, if you want to keep them away for good just put some snail bait on a plate and kida stick it in your terrarium.

    The really bad ones are caterpillars!

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