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By Caramelmarkie
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Hi, I cannot find it through the thread but can someone help me?

I just purchased neem oil to treat the green aphids of my VFTs. The question is, how much of the dilution should I make, and how frequent should I apply it to my plants? thanks!
By Steqhanie
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Hello, I can’t identify these bugs that are on my flytraps. I’ve been searching around but I’m stumped. Does anyone know what they are & how I get rid of them?
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By Joeynator3000
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Ugh, had to go look something up after seeing some very small flea-like insects around my plant. I've dealt with a flea infestation and they were not fun, so I was really paranoid. Glad I saw this, pretty sure these are just springtails...scared the crap out of me. lol
By kartupelis
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Can anyone help me ID these very small crawling insects that have sprung onto my VFT?
As far as I can tell the plant looks fine at the moment. So, if it is anything to worry about, it has just begun.
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By evenwind
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Those look like springtails to me. Give one a poke with a toothpick. See if it "disappears".
By kartupelis
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evenwind wrote:Those look like springtails to me. Give one a poke with a toothpick. See if it "disappears".
No jumping as fleas. They just scurry around when poked. Managed to catch one with a toothpick but the things are so darn tiny I can't make anything of them. By looks they resemble the shape of a beetle - a head with antennae and a large rear.

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By kartupelis
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kartupelis wrote:
evenwind wrote:Those look like springtails to me. Give one a poke with a toothpick. See if it "disappears".
No jumping as fleas. They just scurry around when poked. Managed to catch one with a toothpick but the things are so darn tiny I can't make anything of them. By looks they resemble the shape of a beetle - a head with antennae and a large rear.

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I've been guided by a very knowledgeable gentleman that these might infact really be springtails. The description I find most appropriate is that of collembola symphypleona.

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By oppreciate
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I've discovered some mushrooms growing from the sphagnum moss on one of my VFTs. I accidentally pulled one or two from the surface up, not really knowing what they were, but I've attached a picture of a cluster growing from one of the holes in the pot. I searched the forum but I'm seeing conflicting advice, so I thought I'd ask for myself. Some posts say they just take mushrooms as a sign the plant is a little too wet (I'd agree, it rained more than I expected the other day), others say it means there are nutrients in the substrate and that it should be repotted. I last repotted this spring. Thank you for any advice you're able to offer!
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By Panman
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Mushrooms are opportunistic. If you got some spores in there, and it is wet and humid, they are going to sprout. The problem with shrums is that they have root-like structures that will spread through the medium. I don't think it would cause any problems short term so I would wait it out through the winter and then do a bare root repot when the spring arrives. Be sure to get rid of the medium when you do. My 2¢.
By oppreciate
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Panman wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:48 pm Mushrooms are opportunistic. If you got some spores in there, and it is wet and humid, they are going to sprout. The problem with shrums is that they have root-like structures that will spread through the medium. I don't think it would cause any problems short term so I would wait it out through the winter and then do a bare root repot when the spring arrives. Be sure to get rid of the medium when you do. My 2¢.
Thank you for taking the time to respond, this is really reassuring to hear! I'll plan to follow your advice.
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By DeadlyCarnivore
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Can anyone tell me what kind of bug this is? A couple have been coming out of a new plant I ordered from CC. It looks to be a kind of very tiny moth... it is no bigger than a pin head.
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DeadlyCarnivore wrote:Can anyone tell me what kind of bug this is? A couple have been coming out of a new plant I ordered from CC. It looks to be a kind of very tiny moth... it is no bigger than a pin head.
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Hello, sorry for the double post, It wont let me edit my posts on tapatalk for some reason... I found a cocoon/chrysalis.. I assume there are probably little caterpillars or worms somewhere in this plant, I will keep an eye out to try and find them... Hope this pic helps.
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By sanguinearocks101
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DeadlyCarnivore wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:29 am Can anyone tell me what kind of bug this is? A couple have been coming out of a new plant I ordered from CC. It looks to be a kind of very tiny moth... it is no bigger than a pin head. Image

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You can probably submerge your plant for a few minutes, most cps will be fine, what species of plant has them on it?
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By DeadlyCarnivore
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sanguinearocks101 wrote:
DeadlyCarnivore wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:29 am Can anyone tell me what kind of bug this is? A couple have been coming out of a new plant I ordered from CC. It looks to be a kind of very tiny moth... it is no bigger than a pin head. Image

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You can probably submerge your plant for a few minutes, most cps will be fine, what species of plant has them on it?
Drosera Hookeri. Will submerging get rid of them, or just help bring the worms or whatever they may be, out of the plant so I can see what they are? Also would I possibly be able to transplant it into new soil?

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