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    It's been one of dem days BigCarnivourKid's Avatar
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    If the bugs jump about when disturbed they are springtails if they look like caterpillars/maggots they are likely fungus gnat larva. I'm leaning toward fungus gnat larva as I've not seen any springtails 5mm long in my pots yet.
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    Most of those things are only about 2mm long but some are 5mm. The only time I can see them is when the glass in my terrarium is wet, they seem to like it and climb up. Almost all of them (the ones that are on the glass) die after the humidity goes down. So should I worry?
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    O yeah, They are also soo slow that the first time I saw them I didn't even realize they where living things.

    Weird!
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    I know what you're talking about. I've had them in all my terrariums, crawling up and down the glass. There's nothing to worry about with these beasties, they're harmless and just a little unsightly. They make a great snack for aquatic Utricularia (I used to keep U. gibba in the water at the bottom of my terrariums)!


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    I've found that fungus gnat larvae will eat the roots of small Dionaea plants. The best solution I find is to keep a sundew of some description next to the VFT to catch the adult flies.
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