Jumping white bugs with runoff. What are they??

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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member


    That’s what I do with the curtain I have in front of the drying closet in my room.

    Preventative measures are the best security.
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    I have seen a lot of hydro Growers with pests.
     
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    truentgoon

    truentgoon Well-Known Member

    I heard springtails can come with your coco and the only way to get rid of them is with boiling water is this true.

    It would be a nuisance to run boiling water through my coco I already rinsed it 4 times with hot water.
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member


    That’s rediculous. They eat rotting matter and are attracted to moisture. Coco is inert and dry.

    They come from outside and are populated in thousands per square yard of topsoil.

    They jump around on the snow here. Read the link I provided. They are common bugs.

    They are also not a worry. If they get out of hand in your garden it is a sign of something else wrong. And when it’s bad most get fungus gnats along with them. Their larvae are little white specs too.

    I use ocean forest. Many say it comes with pests. I have never seen any in the soil. But I have seen gnats around the bags in Grow stores. I avoid those. They are improperly stored and likely damp.

    Over water a while and have a bad environment or overfeed or some other mistake and the pests will come.
     
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    Kingrow1

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    The way i thought it was that a good soil had all the food they needed and a bad soil didnt. Shouldnt be too hard to learn most nearly everything on them in soil on the internet.

     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member


    There should not be enough rotting matter in your medium to sustain a full blown invasion.

    It’s one of the signs telling me I have been overfeeding. The roots burn before we see the leaf stress.
     
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    Kingrow1

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    I thought they prefered fungi and microbes as well as spreding beneficial bacteria and fungi spores. In a sense they help culture your soil not anything bad. The only reason they were bad is when levels reach epedemic and then they will eat surface roots as their food source dwindles. Mainly most roots are well below their small reach and that habitable zone was dictated by wet and dry cycles and the depth of soil moisture...
     
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    Kingrow1

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    Not that you want them but i have never experienced any harm from them except mild annoyance.

    They jump when scared or threatened, pass a pencil over a mass infestation and you get a mexican wave from the little guys.
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member


    I only find them a nuisance too. They are alive in a healthy garden so what you are saying is true but a flower pot is a very small environment and one thing can easily take over if the balance is upset. And every time I see the infestation grow I see other problems arise too. Yes they are unrelated except one warns of the other.

    Also clearing away the leaves from around my house diligently (I live in a forest) has majorly reduced their numbers.

    I never had them when I used pro mix. They seem to like primarily leaf mold and rotting roots.

    Even when I had potters gold soil right next to the pro mix pots they didn’t cross over.

    Potter’s gold includes leaf humus for organic input.

    But yeah. The point is they are only a nuisance bug.
     
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    Kingrow1

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    More fungi and microbes in soil, promix is only part soil maybe...
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member


    It’s only peat and perlite and lime. No compost.
     
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    Trying2Bbetter

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    My Viparspectrum PAR 700 is making my temp 84 degrees. I'm on a carpet but on top of plastic constant spraying peroxide on the surrounding plastic. But, I bought a portable AC and it is raining over here and a weird smell started to be in my room. I turned on a air purifier took the damn thing out the window and bleached the side that was on the window. Cant run it while its raining. But, it needs to run since it is too hot in there. Soooo, know I don't know what to do. Should I vent it into the room? Can't make a whole in the wall, no access to attic, I don't know what to do!! Also, those little bugs live in water for a long fucking time. If they are springtails, there was a little standing water under the pot elevator, and boom them little shits still jumping cleaned it off bleached it and sprayed peroxide. Either way, not too worried plants look solid, but the AC issue wtf!!
     
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    Sour Wreck

    Sour Wreck Well-Known Member

    oh wow, i've never seen a hydro setup with bugs.
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    I meant online on forums.
     
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    Sour Wreck

    Sour Wreck Well-Known Member

    lol, ok, i'll leave you bug growers alone :bigjoint:
     
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    Kingrow1

    Kingrow1 Well-Known Member

    Springtails cause no harm, do not use peroxide, they will go in time. Best to watch and learn of them :-)
     
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