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By tannerm
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Hoping these guys are springtails, thoughts?


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By tannerm
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Yeah, they really are annoying. I'm thinking about repotting anyway since it's getting algae


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By Leathal_Traps
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Springtails are GOOOOOOOOD. They eat decaying material and they are free food for your plants.

What else could you ask for???? Don't understand why everyone finds them annoying or bad
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By tannerm
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Leathal_Traps wrote:Springtails are GOOOOOOOOD. They eat decaying material and they are free food for your plants.

What else could you ask for???? Don't understand why everyone finds them annoying or bad
They're obnoxious and I fertilize anyway so it's a moot point lol. Besides I'll switch to a media that doesn't promote algae growth. Or at least use live moss as a top dressing.


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By Leathal_Traps
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tannerm wrote:
Leathal_Traps wrote:Springtails are GOOOOOOOOD. They eat decaying material and they are free food for your plants.

What else could you ask for???? Don't understand why everyone finds them annoying or bad
They're obnoxious and I fertilize anyway so it's a moot point lol. Besides I'll switch to a media that doesn't promote algae growth. Or at least use live moss as a top dressing.


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I fertilize as well, and my neps are very happy with springtails always falling i their pitchers. Also, I use a media that doesn't promote algal growth, but there is always stuff decaying so springtails help make sure everything is clean and tidy.

I also find it hilarious that when you blow on them they jump everywhere :lol:
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By DeadlyCarnivore
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tannerm wrote:
Leathal_Traps wrote:Springtails are GOOOOOOOOD. They eat decaying material and they are free food for your plants.

What else could you ask for???? Don't understand why everyone finds them annoying or bad
They're obnoxious and I fertilize anyway so it's a moot point lol. Besides I'll switch to a media that doesn't promote algae growth. Or at least use live moss as a top dressing.


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I use a mixture of Peat and fine "Soil cover" sand, and I havent gotten any algae so far.. I use it for all of my plants now, but I was mostly using it for my pygmy sundews.. I also try to put a top layer of live sphagnum moss.

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DeadlyCarnivore wrote:
tannerm wrote:
Leathal_Traps wrote:Springtails are GOOOOOOOOD. They eat decaying material and they are free food for your plants.

What else could you ask for???? Don't understand why everyone finds them annoying or bad
They're obnoxious and I fertilize anyway so it's a moot point lol. Besides I'll switch to a media that doesn't promote algae growth. Or at least use live moss as a top dressing.


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I use a mixture of Peat and fine "Soil cover" sand, and I havent gotten any algae so far.. I use it for all of my plants now, but I was mostly using it for my pygmy sundews.. I also try to put a top layer of live sphagnum moss.

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Yeah, I think I'll mix peat, orchid bark, perlite and chopped LFS and then use live sphagnum as a cover.


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