Can you name this predator? *CLOSEUP MACROS*

Discussion in 'Bugs' started by Joint Monster, Jan 22, 2013.

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    Joint Monster

    Joint Monster Active Member

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    curious2garden

    curious2garden Well-Known Member

    Sorry, none of your macros are clear enough resolution to make an accurate ID it would just be guessing at this point.
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    Joint Monster

    Joint Monster Active Member

    I was thinking it's a fungus gnat? I'm not sure though. They have not shown any harm to the girls yet (knock-on-wood). How can I get them to disappear?
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    beenthere

    beenthere New Member

    Curious2 is right, the pictures are not big enough or detailed to positively ID the little critter but from what I can see, it sure looks like a fungus gnat. I know root aphids don't have that long of a body.

    If it were me, I would start treating it ASAP.
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    Joint Monster

    Joint Monster Active Member

    ^ What should I do? Would neem oil work? When/where should I spray it? (All over before lights off?) OR just the soil at any time?

    Thanks!
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    Joint Monster

    Joint Monster Active Member

    Anyone?........
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    hexthat

    hexthat Well-Known Member

    i think it is fungus gnat as well
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    Joint Monster

    Joint Monster Active Member

    That's what they look like to me. I don't really know what to do, if I should do anything at all? Just a little neem oil to stay safe?
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    penguinking

    penguinking Active Member

    fungus gnat for sure. get some sticky traps, cover the top of the medium in perlite. that should stop those little fuckers from breeding. they need a moist climate to reproduce. by covering the soil with perlite they will have nowhere to lay, innoculate, and hatch their eggs
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    casper123

    casper123 Member

    bugsfeb.jpg Hey this is a close up of ????? anyone know? Haven't seen much of anything flying around the tent, I have a fan going all day rustling up the plants, and at night just the exhaust fan. Growing in Perlite and Vermiculate. Any ideas/suggestions? THanks guys!
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    CaptainCAVEMAN

    CaptainCAVEMAN Well-Known Member

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    jondamon

    jondamon Well-Known Member

    Original poster..... Looks like fungus gnats. The flies aren't the problem its their larvae that eat the fine root hairs. Too many can spoil a grow. Get yourself some ,mosquito dunks or SPINOSAD or gognats or GNATOFF or GNATROL.
    All these products contain a bacteria that's stops the larvae from feeding.


    Second poster.... Looks like whitefly to me.



    J

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