It’s some kind of mite (maybe a broad mite).
I’m tagging @Not2SureYet for the expert opinion!
Yes agree a type of mite maybe
Believe that may be springtails.
Agree with @BobbyDigital , looks like springtails to me… captain jacks dead bug will take care of the lil b@stards
Springtails, are they a mite?
No. More like a flea, They are easier to deal with than mites
Soil mites. I get them too. Are you using organic soil? They are actually beneficial. Harmless to the plant but just look ugly.
These mites make their home mostly in compost heaps or potting soil as they are scavengers that eat fungi, tiny dead insects, algae, dead plants, and tiny live worms.
Once they’ve eaten everything, they die off and disappear.
You can get rid of them if you like, but I leave mine until they’re done eating. They are literally cleaning up my soil for me so can’t complain.
Do they jump? Springtail. No? probably soil mites - I don’t think either are harmful to your plants but either one… Capt. Jacks Deadbug works through flowering
Thanks @Caligurl. Fortunately. I have only had to deal with spider mites and thirps before. And not in a long time. It looks like they have things pretty well covered above. And welcom the the forum @hotbudz
I see time release soil in use… your gonna want to change your soil
No they don’t jump
I am in Australia what would you recommend?
Thanks @Not2SureYet I am a newbie and really appreciate the advice.
Don’t worry about them, they are doing your plant good.
They eat decaying matter, as long as it doesn’t get super crazy and they start crawling all up and all over your buds then your fine.
Your better to leave them then to kill them and have the decaying matter not delt with.
Let your soil dry out a bit it, don’t keep it damp.
Dang I forget who’s in a fellow ausy for you to pick there brain I will try and remember and get back to you @PurpNGold74 who’s an Australian that can help this person get some MJ dirt
Ahh crap. U shoulda asked me on another thread. On the spoit im having pothead brain… @Enlightened420 ? If bot him im sure he knows… lemme check my threads…
They can point you to a few more. All from the land of Oz
I’m in Australia too. You’ll find that most of the potting mixes we get here will have them. Especially if you go the organic path. Doesn’t matter if it’s cheap soil or expensive soil, they’ll show up at some point, eat all the decaying matter etc. then die off.
Then it’s probably soil mites
Depending what you’re looking for,
I would highly recommend Organic Gardening Solutions dot com.
They sell a super soil made to Subcool’s recipe, high quality stuff.
Hit me up, if need more info