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    they do nothing to the plant? :P

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    Springtails are 100% benign. They do absolutely NOTHING to the plant that harms it. Just leave them be--they're food!

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    Springtails are detritivores. Read the link.

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    Okay, I read the link. I suppose that might be good for the plant too, eating away what's already dead and whatnot. Sort of like the white fuzzy mold that grows on dead bug shells stuck to my P. primuliflora. I don't know how getting rid of something the plant doesn't need could harm it. Who knew plant food was so useful?

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    There's actually a group of springtails that do attack plants. My sarracenias suffered from them last year and someone experienced here was kind enough to finally identify it and shed light on the matter. Unfortunately I don't recall the name of the species (although you should be able to find my post in the archive here) but unlike the benign elongated springtail these are round, dark brown or black, they walk at a pace and hop occasionally. They cause very ugly deformed pitchers but thankfully are easy to eradicate.

    edit: Found it for you:

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...t-specifically

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    But Catmicas clearly said that the little bugs are white...thereby they're not springtails that are harmful. Right?

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    so white springtails - good garbage eating jumpy guys
    black springtails - bad weirdos that look like amphids and eat plant roots

    Edit: OMG they reproduce ALOT yesterday there was some FEW now there is like 50 o.O

    Edit2: i ve been reshearcing on google and all ppl say that springtails r harmless and usually even do good to the plant, eat dead stuff and its food for small plants like seedlings
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