Springtails on Ficus?

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Springtails on Ficus?

Post  Ryan on Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:44 pm

Hello all,


I've noticed tiny, quick bugs on my trees. They've been around for quite a while, and it doesn't appear like they are causing any damage. There's a good number of them on each tree, and they move like cheetahs when disturbed. They are on the trees which are in setups that have high humidity, which is why after doing some research I feel they may be Springtails. I know the picture isn't a good one, but they are tiny creatures. They appear to have antennas, but I don't believe they have wings. I never see them flying. Can anyone confirm or deny that these are Springtails? Thanks!


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Re: Springtails on Ficus?

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:59 pm

This is a symptom of soil that is too wet.

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Re: Springtails on Ficus?

Post  Ryan on Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:09 pm

Billy M. Rhodes wrote:This is a symptom of soil that is too wet.

The soil isn't staying wet though, that I'm making sure of. It could just be the high humidity. From what I've read they eat the organics in the soil, so that could be another reason why they're around.

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Re: Springtails on Ficus?

Post  Cockroach on Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:57 am

Anyone else have some info on this as I bought a ficus about 3 weeks ago that had the same thing except the bugs were a tad bigger.

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