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by modus » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:12 am

Hello everyone,
I am new to carnivorous plant cultivation but I am very eager to see my little guys grow. I have one venus flytrap that I bought from a store and have had luck so far with grow lights and a watering tray. I was a bit surprised today to see tiny white things swimming in my water. I do not think they are springtails as they do not seem to fit the description. I have my plant on a table in my living room, and I am concerned about the new discovery. Any thoughts on what they are or what I should do. Any help would be appreciated. Once again very nice to be part of a community concerning carnivorous plants!

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Re: New to the CP world

by Dubstep13 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:11 am

dude i have no idea get close up pics and post em up
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Re: New to the CP world

by Matt » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:28 am

Welcome to Flytrapcare modus! I can't really make a guess as to what the tiny white things are. As Dub already mentioned, a photo of the bugs would help us help you.
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Re: New to the CP world

by Daniel_G » Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:56 am

Hey, welcome to the forums.

And, if you need more telling, get a picture! :)
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Re: New to the CP world

by stitz25b » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:06 pm

i second all of the above
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Re: New to the CP world

by swat007j » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:29 am

Cant wait for the pictures of this creaders lol

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Re: New to the CP world

by modus » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:01 pm

OK, I want to apologize for taking so long to respond. Thank you for the warm welcome. The little creatures were so small that I could not get a good picture of them with my camera. But through some extensive research I discovered they were fungus nat larva. I have heard mixed opinions on whether they are bad for my plant or not. I repotted and re soiled my little guy and the critters are gone. The plant looks a lot healthier and a littler patch of plants have sprouted in the new container! Very excited!

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Re: New to the CP world

by Grey » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:57 pm

I didn't get a chance to say welcome when you first created the topic so I'll say hello now! Hello! Hah.

I'm glad you figured the mystery out; I had larvae in one of my seedling pots once and it ate my seedlings. Glad to hear the plant appears healthier and hope it continues to improve for you!

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Re: New to the CP world

by Shes Crofty » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:32 pm

What Grey said.

I didn't notice this thread before but now that I have a chance.. WELCOME! & I'm glad to hear your fungus gnat problem is all gone!

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