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    I am wondering if these are Spring Tails or something else. They are black in the tables. I also see white bugs in the coco, as well. I am wondering if those are them as well.
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    Well Google lens called it a type of springtail, apparently they're also over here in North America but they call them snow fleas over here cuz they run across the top of the snow or something.



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    I've heard of spring tails but have never had them myself
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    They don't look like the springtails I've ever had. All of mine have been small white critters and stayed small. They look more like a lacewing to me.
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    Do they all cluster together when disturbed and have a springing movement? I had them and they don't do many harm. I put a few drops of cedar essential oil in my system before I drained and cleaned it got shot of them.
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    Those are definitely springtails. There are over 6000 springtails types worldwide. They generally do not do too much damage but they do eat root hairs and can prevent rooting in seedlings and stunt growth of developed plants if they are a full on infestation.

    If growing in soil, reduce watering and let the soil get a little bit dry between waterings will reduce their numbers.

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    Yes they do cluster together and definitely have a springing movement! Thanks for the advice on cedar oil!

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    Thank you for the advice! We haven't noticed any harm but I was worried about our seedlings and veg plants! I always wonder, how much better could the plants be without them?

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    No point starting a new thread for what I think is the same pest, can anybody confirm its springtails... in coco, constantly wet from the dripper system they dance about when disturbed, got a vid but no clue how to upload.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoobywho View Post
    No point starting a new thread for what I think is the same pest, can anybody confirm its springtails... in coco, constantly wet from the dripper system they dance about when disturbed, got a vid but no clue how to upload.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jingo View Post
    I don't know who it was that clued me into Google lens, but you can just share the picture to the Google lens app on your phone and it'll find the most likely suspects.






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    That's a great tool mate, didnt even know they could do that cheers man will try it out.

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