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    I notice that out of the x3 pots I have, the x2 with coco have lots of tiny white dots, that move. When I mean move, I mean very slowly, and only a few out the dots. They're so small I can't get a picture and really have to focus to verify it they're actually moving or if it's just my imagination.

    What's odd is that the pot with soil has nothing. I'm not overly worried at the minute but not been impressed with coco recently. It's water retention seems higher than the soil. Is there any recommendations for treatment or should I let the coco dry out? (This can take some time) I'm thining about sticky taping the rim of the soil pot as a precaution

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    Possibly springtails?

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    Just had a look. They do indeed look to be smaller younger springtails

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    Quote Originally Posted by e11 View Post
    Just had a look. They do indeed look to be smaller younger springtails
    If they are then no worries just use some sticky traps to keep the populations down. Do they jump when u water?? That's how I spotted mine. Had them on last grow, and possibly had them on every grow. Haha.

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    Pics man

    White spots may very well mean spider mites

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    This is the best image I could get, but these ones don't jump when watering

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    When you water do you see more of them?

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    As soon as you water the coco....bend right down n put your nose about half inch away from the coco.
    If you feel them hitting your face....its springtails

    Springtales are nothing to worry about bro. A grow for me just isn't the same without them

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    IV got them now but only in one out of 10 pots so how come they don't spread even though ther jumpy little buggers first time IV sin em but it's my first Coco

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clifton View Post
    IV got them now but only in one out of 10 pots so how come they don't spread even though ther jumpy little buggers first time IV sin em but it's my first Coco
    Youll probably notice them across the board later on if youre just seeing them in 1 now...

    Ive had them all 3 grows ive done mate with no ill effects

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    Update on this. I was out finishing off a fence in the garden and came across a ladybird, I read on a blog about pests that these can "help" to combat leafy, as well as soil pests. So I thought I'd put this into the tent. A little worried about the heat. Will it die overnight?

    In 2 days ALL movement from the soil gone. I watered the pots and nothing. I checked over the 2 days and the ladybug was in a different place everytime and eventually took refuse on a dry paper towel ball. Now it's gone. I've checked everywhere in this tent lol.

    But I was thinking there's no way just 1 lady bug could eat through all those? But there is no longer movement, unless its scared the pests 'underground', which sounds crazy but I would swear by putting a ladybug or 2 in a tent if you have any.

    Now to create a ladybug farm for out of season help

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