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I have tiny little critters in my coco, they come to the surface of the water when I feed the girls. 

I noticed them a week or so after adding enzymes. 

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They haven't effected my plants as far as I can tell.

Nematodes maybe? 

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@discobiscuitt They look like springtails mate but springtails are white.... are they white and the light is just making them look dark?

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Nah there a dark colour.. Don't look like spring tails to me, I had them before. 

Scanned the net, but got very different answers

Thanks for the speedy response 

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There super small, like 1/10 of a grain of rice 

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Look just like springtails mate but i have never seen dark ones like this, that's the only thing i can think of lol. Im not sure what else they could be 

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I think your right to be honest, I've been doing a smege of research and pretty sure your right.

Ones I had before were a light colour and were bigger , only in soil though. 

There harmless anyway right? 

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I can barely see the fucking things with my eyes 

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I’m agreeing with macky. Springtails come in different species like everything else.

These are all over my woodworking this time of year. I just recorded this 10 minutes ago. They are “cotton springtails” and like the others are harmless. We had an explosion of these this year and I was concerned they would get into my grow but they turned out to be good guys and only east decaying plant material, like sawdust apparently.

 

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@monkeydo appreciate your input.

Mine are a lot smaller and I can't really tell apart from the body's or any sort of antenna on there heads.

They've been there for long enough that if they were hurting my plants I would have noticed by now.

I'll try and get a video of them tomorrow.

They live in the coco and only come to the surface when watering, they also collect in my buckets from fun off

If anything I think there somewhat beneficial from what I've read. 

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These look and sound like my little friends 

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Springtales confirmed 

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i love my springtail its like im watering my plants with fizzy Perrier water lol the way those guys bounce around on the surface 

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@schroomy I was a bit worried but after a lot of reading it's seems there quite a good thing to have in somewhat small numbers, apparently they eat dead materials and break down into nutrition for the root zone.

I'll keep my little friends 

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