On 07 Oct 2004 18:26:03 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Seariter) wrote:
:) i am a new plant lover. this year i have grown lots of fun things both
:) and outside my little nyc apartment. inside i have small basil, dill,
:) and majoram plants. they are lovely, resiliant and have given me great joy.
:) however, i have recently noticed some nearly microscopic tiny white worm
:) creatures swimming around when i water the plants. they cannot be seen
:) there water floating on top of the soil (even then, the light has to hit it
:) just right to even notice that they exsist). they move around, squirm, and
:) jump around attop the water. i do not know what to do... i don't know if
:) are harmful to the plants (or to me if i comsume the herbs). i have no idea
:) what to do... please help!!!
Can't tell what they might be by the pictures so it might be easier to
gather some up and run them to a local nursery. Guessing would be the
maggots grom fungas gnats, but I would think with large numbers of
them you would be well aware of the gnats flying about. Springtails
or one of the psocids can also be found in soil, a web search may help
you compare them to what you have.
Lar. (to e-mail, get rid of the BUGS!!
Dancing dog is back!