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    sorta off the topic, but TrapSRus, why did you ask that question? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    Without actually seeing them I can't say for sure but the description matches the little buggers that I have in a couple of my pots too and I have managed to get a few under a magnifying glass and one under a scope here at work. Mine are a "springless" springtail. I have not noticed any detrimental effects to my plants from them so I have pretty much left them alone. If you are looking for a way to control them you might want to try a non-chamical CP way and get yourself an Utric species that will survive well in Nep soil (I'd recommend U. longifolia or U. alpina.) This has been my method of dealing with soil dwelling "things" and it has worked real well with controlling my fungus gnat problem
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    An easy way to get rid of animals living in the soil of Nepenthes is to submerge the pot in water overnight. If the plant has no pitchers, it is even better to submerge the whole plant. This will kill all living animals, but eggs may survive. So repeating it after a few days is always a good idea.

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    Say that might work! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    They do have pitchers on them - why would it matter if the pitchers get submerged? <-- Just asking before I do do anything.

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    Ok Josh. I would do what Joachim suggests. Your pitchers will just become neutral after you submerge the plants. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] You'll just have to wait for another pitcher to form afterwards. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Also just for curiosity what Neps are infested?

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    The bugs don't seem to pay any attention to the plants, just the soil. It's just my hamata and cephalotus which have these creepy crawlies in the substrate.

    Well, maybe I won't submerge them totally then, just the pots cos these buggers grow slow enough as it is! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Have any drosera or pinguicula? I am sure they would love those as a snack. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Unfortunately my pings and drosera are all new arrivals as well so they don't have any dew! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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