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    Hello, I must be going... Not a Number's Avatar
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    There are round springtails. They come in many colors. I have many of these or similar in my pots that look like little black dots:

    http://www.geocities.com/fransjansse...fornia-2-l.jpg

    Everything you wanted to know about springtails and more:

    http://www.collembola.org/

    (scroll down to the bottom third of the page to see the round body species)
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    Wow. I'm glad I didn't apply any of the pesticides. That little critter is probably what I have. Although you need some microscopic photography to confirm for sure. I did take one on the end of a dry pine needle and saw that it "hopped" when provoked.

    So now I have to stay put and see if the VFT continues to produce misshapen traps and spotty leaves... If so, I'll repot after soaking it in distilled water for a couple of days to drown any critters that may be on the bulb. I'll apply some antifungal stuff too.

    Good idea?

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    btw, those TINY springtails are no bigger than the period on your screen.

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    The other things in the pot are what seem to be worm-like caterpillars. They greyish yellow in colour and seem to be among the dead leaves.

    Should they be a concern? Would they nibble on the bulb?

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    Could be soil mites too.
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