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white insects in sundews soil

Posted by callaslily none (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 28, 13 at 21:49

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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RE: white insects in sundews soil

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.


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RE: white insects in sundews soil

Watch this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbRCdJ8ZNF0


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RE: white insects in sundews soil

Are they super tiny poke one with something do they jump
If they do mostlikely springtails.


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