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little white 'spots'

Posted by wendrew8 (My Page) on
Fri, May 21, 10 at 11:42

I have tiny little white spots all over my bin, some more concentrated in areas than others. I have called them spots but they aren't really flat but almost like little flecks or balls. ????

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RE: little white 'spots'

Do they move? If so, you have mites or springtails. If not, you have some sort of fungus.

RE: little white 'spots'

If mites, springtails or fungus they too are helping to decompose items in the bin and get them ready for the worms. To not see them you might want to put some shredded newspaper over the top of them to both dry it out and cover them up. Or you can just watch the free show.

RE: little white 'spots'

So, no matter what they are, they aren't a cause for worry or a need for a bin adjustment?

RE: little white 'spots'

Only if they take over.

RE: little white 'spots'

Just a follow up--they do move. Not fast, and it isn't barely noticeable but my husband and I were STARING at them and they move. What is a springtail?

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