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Old 07-21-2013, 09:12 PM
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Soil Mites

I'm in the process of moving, and I'm inspecting each plant before it is packed up with the others to avoid any spread of disease/pests - if found.

In several of my tropicals - mostly my dwarf banana and dwarf pomegranate - I've found soil mites. The internet tells me that these are predatory and will eat my fungus gnats, a veritable feast! However, the internet does not always know what it's talking about.

These mites are larger than spider mites - and a lot faster. There's no way I could take a decent picture, sorry. But they're beige and have a noticeable proboscis.

Could these mites be an answer to my pest problems?

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Old 07-22-2013, 10:53 AM
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There are preditory mites. Try googling 'mite identification' and see if you find anything. There are so many types of mites that there must be a site out there.
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