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    Default Tiny white pale worms (not fungus gnats)

    I have had a problem with what I think are root aphids on a mother plant in coco so decided to try and blast them with 3% H2o2 (it didn't work). Whilst looking at the still alive aphids through my jewelers loupe I could see tiny white worms, invisible to the naked eye as are the aphids. The aphids are white and some are light brown. Maybe they are Springtails, do we have them in the UK?

    Think I may need something to nuke the lot. Any suggestions what to use and any idea what the worms might be?
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    Spring tails are common mate... that said, I've never had them

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    Sounds like possible thrips ,they have a 3 stage cycle as a fly a larve and a aphid...springtails are common in coco I’ve got them as I type this,there no biggie and are visible in medium upon watering

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    They maybe pot worms . They tend to thrive in hot wet acidic conditions . I get them in my worm farm in the summer when temps are too hot .

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    Do they look like this ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Trex View Post
    Do they look like this ?


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    They are a bit thinner and more worm like with very pointy head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadface View Post
    Sounds like possible thrips ,they have a 3 stage cycle as a fly a larve and a aphid...springtails are common in coco I’ve got them as I type this,there no biggie and are visible in medium upon watering
    Look like thrips to me now I have looked at some images. They are only in the coco. Are they bad? The plant seems to have come to a standstill growth wise.
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    A young thrip is only about 1mm long . And jumps and moves very very fsst when you go near it . They leave little trails or blotches of silver poop all over leaves . Best post a pic up to be certain

    Your best bet if ya aint too sure is Pyrethrin my friend .

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    Quote Originally Posted by toblue View Post
    Look like thrips to me now I have looked at some images. They are only in the coco. Are they bad? The plant seems to have come to a standstill growth wise.
    Only in the coco? Not on plant? Springtails

    On the plant, silvery patches on leaves, thrips

    Think you’re ok with springtails mate. When you water, do they come floating to the top in hundreds?



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    Springtails arnt a problem at all imho ,thrips I suffered earlier this year and yes the damage they do is obvious,as Mackey said they scratch the leaf so it appears like fine silver slug trails,it’s not to dissimilar to mite damage all be it no where as destructive,as has been said pyrethrin is your answer ..thrips are by no means the end of the world so no need to panic..also bang a few sticky traps up if you have thrips you’ll have tiny little flys in your groom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadface View Post
    Springtails arnt a problem at all imho ,thrips I suffered earlier this year and yes the damage they do is obvious,as Mackey said they scratch the leaf so it appears like fine silver slug trails,it’s not to dissimilar to mite damage all be it no where as destructive,as has been said pyrethrin is your answer ..thrips are by no means the end of the world so no need to panic..also bang a few sticky traps up if you have thrips you’ll have tiny little flys in your groom
    I did have tiny flies but thought they were fungus gnats but Tanalin seemed to sort that out.

    Think I will go with the Pyrethrin.


    will this kill the worms as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macky View Post
    Only in the coco? Not on plant? Springtails

    On the plant, silvery patches on leaves, thrips

    Think you’re ok with springtails mate. When you water, do they come floating to the top in hundreds?
    Only in the coco Mack mate leaves look ok. Can't be seen with the naked eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trex View Post
    A young thrip is only about 1mm long . And jumps and moves very very fsst when you go near it . They leave little trails or blotches of silver poop all over leaves . Best post a pic up to be certain

    Your best bet if ya aint too sure is Pyrethrin my friend .

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    Thanks Trex. Will Pyrethrin kill everythin? Not that I am bothered as I wont need cuttings for ages.

    Will Pyrethrin also kill the worms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toblue View Post
    Thanks Trex. Will Pyrethrin kill everythin? Not that I am bothered as I wont need cuttings for ages.

    Will Pyrethrin also kill the worms?
    The pot worms arent harmful at all . It just keans a medium is out of whack too moist and lack of air .. If they are thrips .yes it will kill em . Spray entire plant .

    You can also mix your own pesticide . Simple recipe ive found more effective then neem by a long shot . Kills them thrips and mites within minutes

    4tsp of cayenne pepper
    2 potent cloves of garlic (very fine chopped passed through garlic press)
    1L of water .

    Let that sit 24hrs . Watch your eyes .make sure there no fan .cuz this will fuck a bear up 🤣🤣🤣 wont harm plants either 😉

    Make sure you spray over and under the leaves . Give her a nice foliar drench .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trex View Post
    The pot worms arent harmful at all . It just keans a medium is out of whack too moist and lack of air .. If they are thrips .yes it will kill em . Spray entire plant .

    You can also mix your own pesticide . Simple recipe ive found more effective then neem by a long shot . Kills them thrips and mites within minutes

    4tsp of cayenne pepper
    2 potent cloves of garlic (very fine chopped passed through garlic press)
    1L of water .

    Let that sit 24hrs . Watch your eyes .make sure there no fan .cuz this will fuck a bear up ������ wont harm plants either ��

    Make sure you spray over and under the leaves . Give her a nice foliar drench .

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    Thanks again Trex can I use this a a soil (coco) drench?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toblue View Post
    Thanks again Trex can I use this a a soil (coco) drench?
    Ohh no no . Not drench the medium . I meant the leaves n buds only . Ffs im glad ya asked jesus .could have maybe fried entire root system 🤣🤣

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