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    Uh Oh! Tiny Bugs in My Ventricosa Pot!! [PICS]

    I wanted to take some updated pics of my Nep, and when doing so, I saw all these little guys running around. It seemed like most were white, but there were some dark ones, too. Perlite and the hemlock needle-leaf can be used as size reference.





    Are these good guys are bad guys?
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    springtails -- harmless

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    I don't know about the bugs, you're sure to find them in just about every type of soil. They don't LOOK harmful, but I could be wrong. I would not use hemlock leaves as leaf litter though as they may contain allelopathic compounds though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brokken View Post
    I don't know about the bugs, you're sure to find them in just about every type of soil. They don't LOOK harmful, but I could be wrong. I would not use hemlock leaves as leaf litter though as they may contain allelopathic compounds though.
    I didn't put the hemlock leaves there, they just kinda fell on them when I kept my plant on my deck outside. I could easily take them off the top, and I think I will now. Thanks for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F R e N c H 3 z View Post
    springtails -- harmless
    I hope that's what they are then. I read a couple other threads where people said springtails, but I wasn't sure if the description fit. Someone mentioned jumping. I guess I didn't wait around long enough to see if these guys would jump. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TENroaches View Post



    I hope that's what they are then. I read a couple other threads where people said springtails, but I wasn't sure if the description fit. Someone mentioned jumping. I guess I didn't wait around long enough to see if these guys would jump. Thanks.
    Spray some neem, that makes em jump like crazy.

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    Just to be safe, you should kill 'em with fire!

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