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    Small Flys Inside Soil

    If I touch the soil of one of my VFT's flys come out of it. They are very small.

    Im a bit worried as I only bought it a couple of days ago =(

    Should it be kept separate from the rest?

    Thanks

    ---------- Post added at 10:05 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:40 AM ----------

    Ive just noticed some white bugs in it too (More translucent than white). Ive moved it outside to dry it out and hopefully kill whatevers in there!

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    What color were the flies ?
    If they are black they could be fungus gnats.
    And those bugs they could be springtails, they're harmless afaik.
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    They were black, like the ones you find on an apple thats been left outside for a day.

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    Then i think they are fungus gnats, they could be a problem in large numbers.
    Some ppl think the larvae eat roots of plants.
    I got rid of mine by getting a ping :P
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    Thanks for that useful information, I have a sundew. But yes I will buy a couple of those!

    Thanks for the suggestion!

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    yeah sounds like fungus gnats, adults are harmless, larvae will eat the roots off of seedlings....dews and pings are great for control on those guys

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    So my plants that are large should be fine with this. just so long as i get my pings on the case!

    I have got larvae in there too so im hoping it can be saved!

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    I have had a lot of gnats in my bedroom, about 30 could be seen at any one time on my collection (4 neps, 4 dews at the time)
    And haven't noticed any plants suffering under it.
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