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Well I thought my little seedlings may have been done for as I spotted fungus gnat larva in the moss... I have been removing them by hand with a pin (a losing battle) then to my joy the air cavalry came to my rescue in the shape of predatory mites clinging to the belly of an adult gnat.

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Now have seen them in the moss so just hope are making a meal of the larva.

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Nice one! Now you just need to set up a breeding program so we can all have some :thumbsup:

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there is a product called gnat off made by growth technology, I have never used it on cps but it destroys larvae in days, it is a bacterial inoculation you water in, I have no idea on ph, or its tds or ec so it may have some food element to it,

in short it has worked on every plant every time I have used it, high concentrations of h2o2 (hydrogen peroxide) also work on all soil pests.

growth tech also make bud rot stop which deals with botrytis very very effectively (rhs are a bit out of touch with fungal products)

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what does fungus knat larvae look like? I have recently found some small, clear ball saped things in the tops of some of my pots and have no idea what they are.

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what does fungus knat larvae look like?

This is what you are likely to see as it is the most common fungus gnat larva.

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As for the small clear ball things they could be the eggs of a gnat but fungus gnat eggs are very small (image below)

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Nice one! Now you just need to set up a breeding program so we can all have some :thumbsup:

Looks like they are doing it all on their own. Have seen a few running around the sides of pots.

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what does fungus knat larvae look like? I have recently found some small, clear ball saped things in the tops of some of my pots and have no idea what they are.

How small -large (about 2mm diameter?) spheres in clumps could be slug eggs for instance.

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