What kind of fungus is growing in my pot?

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What kind of fungus is growing in my pot?

by aart » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:02 am

Hello All! This is my first post here. I have been lurking for about a month now and really appreciate all the great info!

I got my first plants on 11/18 and recently started to notice something brown/orange growing. Does anyone know what it is and what I should do? For now i have separated the plant from the others. I have hydrogen peroxide and read here that 3% diluted 1:10 is an option. My plants are in my living room and that's really my only option for the time being so I cant use anything that stinks.

While capturing photos for this post I also noticed a little critter crawling around! Does anybody know what it is and/or should I care?

Photos are taken with a 100mm macro lens with some quick post processing.

Appreciate your help in advance.
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Re: What kind of fungus is growing in my pot?

by Matt » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:25 pm

Welcome to the FlytrapCare forums!

It doesn't look like anything I've seen before and since it isn't growing on the plants, I wouldn't worry at all about it.
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Re: What kind of fungus is growing in my pot?

by sbrooks » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:55 am

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aart wrote: While capturing photos for this post I also noticed a little critter crawling around! Does anybody know what it is and/or should I care?


Looks like a silverfish:

https://www.google.com/search?q=silverf ... 66#imgrc=_

The brown and orange things might be a slime mold?

I would pick them out, and then maybe apply the peroxide or some CP-safe fungicide like Dalconil.

Neem Oil for the Silverfish.

Slime molds, fungi, and silverfish love very damp environments. Maybe cut back on moisture a bit.
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