small bugs in houseplant soil
webbtron at mindspring.com
Sun Nov 25 20:24:46 EST 2001
"Monique Reed" <monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu> wrote in message
news:3BFBF053.90FCC864 at mail.bio.tamu.edu...
> Yep, they do (I think), and there are some tiny, tiny detritus-feeding
> beetles that are quite pale also.
> > Do springtails come in white? The only ones I've seen are sort of
> > blue/black ?
> > Dennis
Almost every late fall/winter, I have a tiny almost invisible flying nat
come in and when they have a fresh hatch in the soil they look white until
they mature. I think originally, I got them from some soil I bought. I use
a mild red mite spray just on the soil and go back in a week till I cover a
few hatches. A few of them won't bother anyone but one year they got to the
point of the ridiculous. Funny thing is they seem too stay in the soil
where they originated, I have just under 50 house plants and I'm grateful
for that. I call them fruit flies, but I doubt that is what they are. I
have seen them outside also.
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