Just got soil for a new plant to start put it in my tent and within 6 hours these little microscopic guys were crawling everywhere
Some soils come with predatory mites added. I had them in Fox Farms Ocean Forest. They didn’t harm anything, but I couldn’t say if they helped or not. It could also be spider mites, but I don’t think so…they look darker, or with two spots typically. @Sirsmokesalot can you help me out here? Looks like these guys, to me:
If you’re concerned, you could bake your soil to kill anything in it before using it.
That looks like a soil mite to me. Spider mites eat plant tissue and if you just started growing there’s nothing for them to eat. Soil mites eat fungi and such in soil.
Thats what i used was ffof first time with that soil.
@elheffe702 I believe you are correct but it’s so tough without textbook examples when dealing with small insects. Sometimes even in the professional world it’s best guess and I am certainly no entomologist (but even when I have worked with them they say same thing)
I would try to extract these very carefully and place on a white sheet of computer paper which is on a clean flat surface. Try to take a still picture with extreme details looking through your scope. It’s not easy but that’s the best way to catch details key to identification @TegrityAl
Here’s an example of thrips to show ya what we’re looking for
So i set the bin out last night right away and it was freezing outside and i know it won’t kill most but i don’t see any now. I am just going to sterilize with my oven. I am indoors and don’t want my dog getting tapeworm from them.