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By Barlapipas 6
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Joined:  Tue Aug 30, 2022 11:26 pm
#421404
I have some some black bugs in my vfts too. But they are black globular springtails and they are a bit smaller than vft seeds. At the day they are mostly in the soil but when the plants are in shade they come out and eat the nectar from the traps. They haven’t done any damage to the plants.
By Barlapipas 6
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#421405
Do your pests look like this?
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By Barlapipas 6
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#421406
The bug in the image above is a black globular springtail. Also you can try to poke one and if you see that it jumps or disappears it is most likely springtails. But with a picture they will get identified easier.
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By DragonsEye
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Joined:  Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:22 pm
#421414
If they are springtails, they're harmless detritovores. Just ignore them.
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