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By BradR
#83930
I looked closely at your high resolution photos. I think thay are Springtails. Silverfish are larger and quicky scamper away when uncovered. Springtails are smaller, very busy creatures, always in motion.
Thats my guess.

Brad
By sundewman
#83951
I'm seconding springtails. That was my first guess as well...
I get them every-so-often and they are harmless from what I've seen so far.
Don't know why the typical 50:50 peat:sand has eventually prevented them from spreading anymore.
Only pot I most recently had them was one with APS, peat, vermiculite, perlite, sand for my pings, which also had earthworms in it :o so i transplanted them all out of that pot and got rid of it.
By victor
Location: 
#84015
Well, if you are worried to the limit (I'm not saying you are) that the "unknown inscts" have affected your plant.
Two options you could do is cutting of all the leaves bare to the soil, your picture looks like your sundew is a
drosera capensis and they respond to this very well. Your plant should put out new growth in about 3 weeks to a month
and this way the new growth will be healthy leaves and not deformed leaves.

Another option you could do(the one I suggest you do now) is repot it. In other words change the pot, change the soil, and
(optional) change the water tray. This way the plant will be free of those mystery bugs.
By Daniel_G
Location: 
#84017
I have these same bugs in my flytrap soil,there's no sure fire way to get rid of them,but,they don't do any harm,and they're actually quite fun to watch,don't bother doing anything,just leave 'em there,and,if they crawl on to the leaves,then hey,who cares,they'll be eaten anyway :lol:

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