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Thread: Strange goings on with my vft

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    I purchased a nice common plant from my local garden centre a few weeks ago, the plant is growing really well until I noticed a sickle shaped trap which popped up.

    I submerged the plant in RO water this evening, I was going to leave it there for a day or 2 to clear any pests which may be hiding in there...

    After a while I spotted 2 transparent tubes sticking up about 5mm past the soil, I poked one and it shot back under the soil, any idea what these are? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

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    maybe some kind of worm?

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    I think they are fungus gnat larvae, managed to grab one with some needlenose pliers.

    Going to repot shortly...

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    o_O freaky, black fly larvea will do that too.
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    Are those good or bad for your vft? Do they keep the fungus away? Would that be a good thing or do you just not want that in your house? Sorry, but I still learing.

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    I believe they are bad as they cause deformed traps/leaves which dont work very well at all.

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    Quote (newbie-flycatcher @ May 26 2003,02:41)
    After a while I spotted 2 transparent tubes sticking up about 5mm past the soil, I poked one and it shot back under the soil, any idea what these are? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img][/QUOTE]
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    Too many science fiction movies...
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