white insects in sundews soil

callaslilyJanuary 28, 2013

They look like little snow white worms and when I try to grab one to take a picture of it, it digs into the soil and wont show up again for hours. I think they are mealybugs bugs but they are not on my sundew. My sundews are baby's and most of them have recently started sprouting, I have one that's a bit bigger but its in a climate change shock and I don't want to shock it any more than it is because it's just starting to grow a little bit again.
What should I do? Do I get new soil and replant it? I'm really hoping there's a solution that can be used to kill them without harming the plants? They are a Drosera Spatulata and I'm new to growing sundews or any plant for that matter and if I have to replant the, how should I go about it?

This post was edited by callaslily on Mon, Jan 28, 13 at 21:51

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cody_mi(z5 MI)

without a pic it's almost impossible to id, but there are mealy bugs that live on plant roots. i'd pull the dews, dip them in an insecticide and repot.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 7:52AM
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    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 7:43PM
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Are they super tiny poke one with something do they jump
If they do mostlikely springtails.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 1:59PM
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