The little white insects are in a different set of pots, ones that I have had for a few months.These insects are seen running in places where the sphag has yet to fully cover the potting mix. The little buggers could be under the live sphag as well, but I don't know if I should go dig for them..
I was growing lots of sphagnum moss in preparation for the Wistuba plants. Now, I have too much of the stuff plus the little insects. I did treat everything with a 1 month regimen of mosquito dunks as they appeared to be fungus gnats. In retrospect, I should have brought a specimen to lab to analyze. However, the mosquito dunks did not seem to take care of the problem. Months ago, I purchased some abemectin to nuke any mite problems that might visit me in the future. It is always good to be prepared.
The new ones from AW are the ones that arrived with the copper-brown blotches which have been slowly spreading. I emailed Andreas to ask his opinion. I am ready with the neem though. Surprisingly, the macrophylla arrived the smallest, and is the one that appears the least damaged.
I do plant cleaning with 1:3 isopropanol every few months.