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something in my cuttings


By Mookins

Norfolk, United Kingdom Gb

in the soil nearest the sten of various cuttings there are these tiny little worms about 3mm long see through with a dark insides
any ideas what it is

Im presuming some kind of larvae?

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see through with a dark inside sounds like a sort of magot but that small it must be a very small fly

18 Sep, 2009


They sound like the larvae if the fungus gnat (sciarid fly). They feed on decaying vegetation so try to keep your compost tidy with your cuttings in.
Some can attack roots but don't usually cause much damage.

18 Sep, 2009


aaah that explains it then
they were on cuttings that I was clearing out today cos they hadnt made it

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thanks to you both

18 Sep, 2009

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