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Old 10-10-2021, 06:04 PM
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Any idea what these might be? I found them this week when I flushed an S/H pot with a Phal in it. I can't see any damage but who knows, they are so tiny they could be causing harm in the roots out of sight.

When I say tiny, I mean tiny. They are just black specks until I magnified with my camera phone. Some fell on a piece of kitchen paper and a few moments later started running! That was the first I realised that it was something alive and not just debris. They may have been there longer than a week and I just haven't noticed them. I estimate there were about 50 that I flushed out this time round. The plant is grown indoors.

The pic is the best I can get on my phone.

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No idea... but if they're fast crawlers, I'd be getting rid of them pronto. Just for the yuck factor of an indoor plant.
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I wonder about young cockroaches.
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I wonder about them as well, often. But no, don't think these are them.
Surprisingly it is one creature we rarely see out here in the sticks. When we lived in a town it was a different story! My take on it is the fact we have no mains drainage or sewage system out here.
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Nope, not baby cucharas.
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